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  Is adding solar right for your remodel? Solar is definitely gaining momentum for many homeowners. Government subsidies, plus updated manufacturing and technology make today’s solar panels a feasible option. When I’m asked by clients to do a remodel that involves heating and cooling, I often consider solar options. But is it right for your… Read more »

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Remodeling or renovating your home? Wondering where to start? A couple of good places to look for ideas, guidance and inspiration are my Houzz account and my Pinterest account. Houzz  is ‘the site’ for architecture, interior design and home improvement. Pinterest  is all about picture sharing and is widely used by homeowners, designers and architects… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Addition, Architects, Design, Linder Jones, Remodel.

So you’ve decided to hire an architect to remodel your 35 year-old residence. If you have a typical 2,500+ square foot home from that vintage then I bet you have at least 3 bedrooms. And many remodels take into consideration downsizing after children leave. So the question is – what to do with those extra… Read more »

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Advances in engineering and manufacturing have given us some really interesting materials to work with. One that has rapidly gained popularity with architects, designers and homeowners is faux wood porcelain tile. Scanner technology that can image the intricate grain and color of natural wood, coupled with the latest techniques for making porcelain tile, have led… Read more »

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One of the most well known American architects of the 20th century was Frank Lloyd Wright. I was perusing some websites and came across a description of the 20 Most Beautiful Wright Houses. Take a look. What didn’t make the list is one of my local favorites, the Hanna House or “Honeycomb House” in Palo… Read more »

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The author of “Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood” had some very good points. However, culture and experience also have something to do with the mood that color schemes create as well. I love earth tones, the amazing shades and tones of wood and stone. Incorporating these as accent colors with various tones of… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Architects, Design, Linder Jones, modern architecture, Resources.

Thanks so much Amanda Miller and BuildDirect for naming me one of the 15 best architects in San Jose. And congratulations to all my colleagues!   “Linder Jones Linder is the principal architect at Studio Linder Architects, where he leads an experienced architectural team that is passionate about taking on any challenging project. Among other honors, Linder has won multiple… Read more »

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I am a member of the  AiASCV Scholarship Committee and met last week to begin the process of selecting this year’s recipients of scholarships. The three scholarships are: •AIASCV William R. Hawley Scholarship Fund •Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship Fund •Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship Fund Nongovernment scholarships and financial aid programs don’t get a lot of… Read more »