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The Architecture of Courage and Creativity

As an architect, many things influence what I do. Environments are complex living organisms and designing them takes attention to detail. Understanding people and how their environment can inspire them do their best work is expansive and poetic. To keep energized and curious, I feed my imagination with tidbits from the least expected places. Today I am taking my meal with a musician and a writer.

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Can a Construction Administration guy ever really enjoy the forest and not just the trees?

I often wonder what it would be like to work in an environment where when you leave at the end of the day you never have to think about ‘work’ until the next day. As a designer with a specialty in construction observation, I find myself never being able to turn it off.

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Behind every great [blank] is a great [blank]

Topics: Inspiration

Five steps to leverage advantages of brick and mortar location

Topics: Architecture

Pirie Associates Architects Prize for Social and Environmental Justice

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Four steps to build a solution with genuine community input and support

Topics: Architecture

Is Reconstruction a Valid Form of Preservation

Topics: Architecture

Health of Place

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NESSBE Health of Place Summit

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Enriching New Haven with Compost

Topics: PAA NEWS

Made in New Haven: Architects Create Through Collaboration

Topics: Branding, Design

What Do Good Architects/Designers & Marketers Have in Common?

Topics: Branding, Design

10 Lighting Basics Worth Knowing

Topics: Design, Lighting

Bio-Concrete: An Auto-Healing Building Material

Topics: Architecture, Design, Sustainability

What to do with historic but obsolete structures?

Topics: Inspiration, Architecture

Why I love My Job At An Architecture Firm

Topics: Experience

Creative Pedestrian Railings

Topics: Landscape Architecture

What Do You Do to Attract the Work and Clients You Love?

Topics: Inspiration

The Challenges Of Urban Paving

Topics: Landscape Architecture

Beautiful Ceramics Made By Hand and Heart

Topics: Architecture, Design

Insights on Architecture Inspired by New Haven Pizza

Topics: Design

The Power Of Light In Architecture

Topics: Architecture, Design

The Handkerchief - Creative Wood Ceiling Design

Topics: Inspiration, Design

Value Engineering Is My Friend

Topics: On The Job, Design

Flying Architecture

Topics: Architecture

Can Streetscape Materials Be Unique & Cost Effective In Urban Landscape?

Topics: Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Art in Public Spaces

Topics: Architecture, Design

Don't Forget The Introvert When Considering An Open Floor Plan

Topics: Architecture, Design

"I Need To Move My Company - We Are Bursting At The Seams"

Topics: Inspiration, Branding, Architecture

We're Hiring!

Topics: PAA NEWS

Pirie Associates Wins AIA CT's Emerging Architectural Firm Award!

Topics: PAA NEWS

The Most Important Asset You Are Not Engaging to Grow Your Company

Topics: Branding, Experience

Fear As Inspiration

Topics: Inspiration

Furniture And Architecture

Topics: Architecture, Design, Furniture

A sofa in the kitchen

Topics: Inspiration

Playing together: the art of collaboration

Topics: Inspiration, Experience, Design

Building In "Nowhere"

Topics: Inspiration

Job site moment

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