Is a Casita in Your Future?

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Is a Casita in your future? Casita is Spanish for small house. It most commonly refers to a self-sufficient area of a home, an add-on or a separate unit on the property. It is sometimes called a mother-in-law quarters. I don’t prefer that term for several reasons, one of which is that it’s not very… Read more »

A House Has to Breathe

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I was doing a walkthrough with a contractor recently and he was pointing out the duct work. So much has changed for new homes, renovations and remodels, relating not only to the HVAC system, but also to air filtration and air pressure balance. Ventilation has always been important. But because today’s homes are much more… Read more »

To Draw or to CAD, That Is the Question

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  Most people would admit nowadays, that architects and computers go together like brick and mortar. Believe it or not, it was only 30 years since computer aided design software, (CAD), revolutionized the way architects design their projects. An online article from last year caught my eye. The Computer vs. The Hand In Architectural Drawing: ArchDaily… Read more »

Ideas, Guidance & Inspiration For Your Remodel

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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 »

Herr Meis

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Another architect I admire is German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). Mies, as he is commonly referred to, along with Frank Lloyd Wright, is regarded as a giant in modern architecture. And it is interesting to me how all forms of art, design and innovation move in tandem. Just like the Renaissance was a… Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright Right Here

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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 »

The Flatiron

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One of my favorite New York landmarks is the Flatiron Building at 175 5th Avenue in Manhattan. It has graced the New York skies for over a century and when it was completed in 1902 it was one of the city’s tallest skyscrapers. But what really makes the Flatiron stand out is its design, which… Read more »

The 15 Best Architects in San Jose, CA

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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 »

Thoughts On Scholarships

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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 »