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Shakespeare Knew What a Real Architect Was: a Design-Builder!
Published December 20, 2017 | By

Shakespeare Knew What a Real Architect Was: a Design-Builder! This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2 (this is the third of a four–play series), there is a scene where opponents of King Henry IV are conspiring and making… View Article

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Transparency and cost: do we have something to hide?
Published October 18, 2017 | By

What does remodeling cost? This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model. In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of remodelers knowing their costs as a foundation to being able to deliver a successful project. Understanding these costs helps ensure that the… View Article

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Closing the Gap in Remodeling
Published October 5, 2017 | By

Turning a Losing Game Into One Where Everyone Wins This is inspired by Dave’s research and drafts of his upcoming book about the rebirth of the architect in the design-build model.  The purpose of this blog is to isolate the gap that exists between creating a win-win proposition in remodeling and the present no-win situation that seems to… View Article

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Why Choose Design-Build?
Published July 18, 2017 | By

Why is design-build so expensive? Turns out, it’s actually not… This is an excerpt from Dave’s upcoming book about design-build and the design and construction industry.  I wish to lift as many spirits with spaces as possible with my career. My long-term aspirations are in large scale mixed-use real estate development. I completed a real… View Article

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The Lost Art of the Architect
Published July 13, 2016 | By

What is architecture, anyway? We are surrounded by it in the spaces we live, work and play in.  Just as a painting can be lousy, average, or great, so can architecture.  Greatness in architecture should be striven for, because it has the ability to impact life more than any other art-form. Cost, schedule, and the details of how… View Article

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