Love It or List It is a home design TV show currently airing on HGTV. The show’s concept is about couples who aren’t loving their home for a variety of reasons. In most cases, the couple is split on whether they remodel and stay in their home and or sell and find a new home that…

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Favorite Websites

“What is your favorite website?” As irrelevant as this many sound, it’s actually quite the opposite. Revealing your favorite websites can say a lot about you and your personality.

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Home with computer

Unprecedented is a word we are all hearing a lot lately and to be honest, I can’t think of a better one. We are all having to rethink our lives in the midst of COVID-19. Working remotely is part of this “new normal” for many of us. Here at Jay Corder Architect, we have shifted…

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The stay-at-home orders have given most of us more time at home. We are a society used to being on the go; this is not easy. By now, you’ve probably binged Netflix, played all your board games, baked cookies, and your dog is exhausted from all the walks.   The walls may start to feel…

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  Client Communication   Architects are known for using complicated speech, jargons, and industry-related terminology. I have to admit that I sometimes fall into this mode. Our education and design-training teach us to use drawings, renderings, and visual elements to speak for us.   From initial contact to completed construction, quite a bit of communication…

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Cabana with Austin, TX cityview by Jay Corder Architect

As the July 4th holiday approaches we think about our the birth of America’s Independence and celebrate with fireworks, parades, and the ultimate outdoor barbecue. It’s a time for family gatherings and a time for Austinites to embrace the beautiful environment that Austin has to offer.  The outdoor living space is a perfect place to…

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    4 Years in the Making —The Krause Haus, a Dream Home!   Today I’m excited to offer a few thoughts about the Krause Haus. A project that has been genuinely a labor of love for us here at JCA. Four years in the making, the Krause Haus speaks to how special a project…

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      An Inside Look–Our Design Process   We are currently a nominee for HGTV’s Faces of Design Award and this is a great project for an Inside Look to our design process. The project is complex, layered and site-specific, ideal parameters that when fully considered can make a project truly special.   This…

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  This makes me think about the causality dilemma, “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” “Chicken-and-egg” is a metaphoric adjective describing situations where it is not clear which of two events should be considered the cause and which should be considered the effect.   An Architect plans, designs, and reviews the construction of…

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  In my practice, I lean heavily on architectural renderings for a number of reasons.   Yes-They are cool to look at!   Yes-Clients love them!     But most importantly, they are an integral design tool in finding balance between the visual, material, and financial aspects of an architectural project.    For many years,…

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