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 »

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 »

Could You Live in an All-Glass House?

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An architect I admire, Philip Johnson built an all-glass house in 1949, and lived in it. I really thought it was an amazing piece of design work. The house, in New Canaan, Connecticut has been open to the public for the last few years. Haven’t made the trip but it’s on my bucket list. Found… Read more »

Designing In Earthquake Country

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We live on the edge of the San Andreas fault, one of the largest fault lines in California. The San Francisco bay area is known, among other things, for the 1906 San Francisco and 1989 Loma Prieta earthquakes. So how does that impact my architectural design plans?  I educate my clients about design elements to… Read more »

Architect For Your Project?

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So why use an architect when planning your remodel? If you look at the technical side, architects are duty bound to know and apply local and county building codes. Other design professional may not. In fact I sometimes receive calls on a project from the client’s designer to help manage the structural portion of the buildout. … Read more »