February 28th, 2019

A Better Way to DesignRecently, ibds completed a design for approximately 30,000 SF of office space renovation in Creve Coeur. Most existing construction on the floor was gutted except for some existing emergency stair wells, building structure, and an elevator lobby which will be renovated under a separate project. Apart from some existing building limitations, the space was essentially a blank canvas for the owner, design team and contractor to explore ideas and create an amazing…

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August 14th, 2018

I have worked professionally as a licensed architect for 8 years and have been in the profession for 18 years. Over my time in the profession I have designed over 200 residential projects from small additions to 6,000 SF custom homes. I have also worked with several home builders and have talked with several hundred potential project Owners. Throughout my experience with residential construction and design there has been a reoccurring question that I get asked or potential owners seeking to…

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August 14th, 2018

People tend to travel in groups that they identify with. We tend to gravitate toward colleagues or friends that “get us” and that we can share some level of connection with. Those connections build trust and rapport over time. It’s great to have a close nit group of friends or family but we live in a diverse world. Many young architects don’t begin to understand the importance of communication until they are forced to step out of their comfort zone and interact with people from…

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