Beginning the Design Process: Programming 

If you are just starting to think about a project things can seem a little overwhelming.  Where do you even begin? Fortunately, your architect has been here before.  We even have a name for this phase, where you may not have a clear idea of what the project should look like.  It’s called Programming.  At […]

The Value of Design and Drawings

Not long ago I met with an older woman who had purchased a New Leaf consultation at an auction for a non-profit group.  Unfortunately, she had already had the addition to her home built, and had multiple complaints.  As a result, she wasn’t using the new spaces at all.  At this point there wasn’t a […]

Getting To Beautiful

“Someone thought those ceiling beams were beautiful. It would not   have been me.” Debra Silber wrote this a while back in an article for “Fine Homebuilding” magazine on what makes a house beautiful. And while I agreed with most of the article, I disagreed with her comment about the ugly ceiling beams. I am confident […]