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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…

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Architectural Renderings – They’re More than Just a Pretty Face

  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,…