Stone Wood

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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 »

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 »

Colors of the Rainbow

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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 »

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 »

Custom Millwork For Your Remodel

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Custom millwork for your cabinets, panels and molding really show off your home. Historically millwork was any milled wood product used for construction. If you look at antique wood furniture you can see the design and styling that went into its manufacture. Many styles come to us from European furniture and home builders, including Tudor,… Read more »

National Architecture Week

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It’s National Architecture Week. Nice to have a whole week for your own profession. I still love being an architect although it has been many years since I launched my career. I still love working with homeowners, designers and builders to create beautiful and practical living environments. The esthetic quality of a good build in… Read more »