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My 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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An Inside Peek – Working from Home

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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De-clutter to Re-think

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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It’s so Important to us!

  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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Outdoor Living Spaces

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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Want to build a house—Do I really need an Architect, an Interior Designer, and a Landscape Architect?

    Understanding the importance of an Architect-led design team.   I’m often asked why so many design professionals are needed to build a house. I believe it’s critical to the success of any project to have an Architect-led design team consisting of an architect, interior designer, and landscape architect. In fact, I feel so strongly…

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The Making of a Dream Home

    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-HGTV Faces of Design Award

      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…

Who should I hire First?

Architect or General Contractor: Who should I hire first?

  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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Real Estate Agent Benefits for Developing a Relationship with an Architect

The relationship between a realtor and one or several architects is an often overlooked yet potentially highly beneficial tool. While both disciplines are highly specialized each is poised to enhance the knowledge and client bases of the other to form a unique team able to set itself apart in a competitive market.     The…