Blogs (34)


What Don’t You Know?

by Letsfixconstruction.com

In my humble opinion, the best way to fix something is to learn what you don’t know. ...


Green Building Materials and the New Administration

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

All of this begs the question of what impact these sea changes will have on the green...


Green Building: A Mission Uncertain

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

On Friday, Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United Stat...


Steel Back Your Specification

by Letsfixconstruction.com

Many factors must be considered when a design specifies cold-formed steel framing mem...


How to Choose the Right Colors

by Barbara Jacobs

That’s the question, and it applies to both interiors and exteriors of homes and othe...


Treat the Cause, Not the Symptoms

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

Sick building syndrome had recently emerged as a collision between efforts to make bu...


Painted Ladies: The Colorist Movement

by Jill Pilaroscia

Colour Studio principal Jill Pilaroscia played a pivotal role in San Francisco’s colo...


Tiny Houses: A Look at Materials

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

As an avid blue water sailor I have always been interested in how marine architecture...


Is the USGBC Sustainable?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

It’s time to question the U.S. Green Building Council’s approach to transforming the ...


Why I Love Green Building Science

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

One of the great things about being involved in the green building movement is the en...


Wellness: Focus of New Green Standard

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

One indication of the health and stability of the modern green building movement


Safer Materials: What Will It Take?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

The nature of building materials and products has been part of the LEED rating system...


Designer Reinvents Aging Farmhouse

by Jill M. Speegle

Here’s a farmhouse with a modern twist, seriously. Twist Farmhouse, in Falls, PA, was...


Brutal Color: The Human Experience

by Jill Pilaroscia

As architectural colorists, we are interested in the role that color can play in crea...


A New St. Pete Pier Design Up for Vote

by Jill M. Speegle

Residents in St. Petersburg, FL, may soon see their 42-year-old iconic waterfront lan...


Wright’s ‘Hollyhock House’ Blooms Anew

by Jill M. Speegle

The Hollyhock House—Frank Lloyd Wright’s first venture into architecture in Los Angel...


One Hotel, 19 Architects

by Jill M. Speegle

Where can you admire the architectural genius of Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid and David ...


The Ins and Outs of Color Blocking

by Jill Pilaroscia

Often, when we are thinking about color in our daily lives, it’s from the visual pers...


Designing a Better Education

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

For most American children, teachers and administrators, education is a linear proces...


‘Nobel’ Design Matches Prize Prestige

by Jill M. Speegle

An elegant, slender building clad in shimmering brass along Stockholm, Sweden’s centr...


Theater Designs Worth Applause

by Jill M. Speegle

A $5.4 million performing arts center that blends into the slopes of a volcano in Haw...


Do We Need One Nation Under USGBC?

by Robert J. Kobet, AIA

I’ve been involved with the U.S. Green Building Council since its early days. Over th...


School Rises Colorfully from the Ashes

by Jill Pilaroscia

Last year in Normandy, France, the Jean Moulin Elementary School reopened after a ter...


Great Apps for Mobile Color Lovers

by Jill Pilaroscia

Apps, apps, apps! We are surrounded by them. They fill up our phones and tablets, and...


The Purpose of Color:
The Batel Centre of Cartagena

by Jill Pilaroscia

The Batel is the auditorium and convention centre of Cartagena, a


The Purpose of Color:
The Batel Centre of Cartagena

by Jill Pilaroscia

The Batel is the auditorium and convention centre of Cartagena, a


Waterlogged Wright Home to Relocate

by Jill M. Speegle

A rare home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright will be getting a new zip ...


Sliding Façade Exposes House in UK

by Jill M. Speegle

After being abandoned for 11 years, a four-story house in Margate, England, is now th...


Hotel Packs a World Record Paint Job

by Jill M. Speegle

A recent makeover for a hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, features a paint job worth


A Glass Ship for Vikings Unveiled

by Jill M. Speegle

It’s airy, yet enclosed. Love it or hate it, the recently unveiled, HKS-designed Minn...


The Little House That Did: Inspiring an Architectural Landscape Part 2

by Pamela Simmons

In her book, Margaret Henderson Floyd explores deeply the projects of these influenti...


The Little House That Did: Sunnyledge, Inspiring an Architectural Landscape

by Pamela Simmons

Along Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh’s fashionable Shadyside area, sits a somewhat plain ...


Inventive Reuse: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s…House?

by Pamela Simmons

Anyone who appreciates a good beer now and then knows that it can taste like heaven, ...


Between a Rock and a Really Cool Place

by Pamela Simmons

“Pop, someday I’m going to build a house with three walls and the fourth one is going...


 
 
   

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