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Bringing Students into School Design

Last week the Hampton Roads Green Building Council organized a tour of the Floyd E. Kellam High School in Virginia Beach. Designed by HBA Architecture & Interior Design, Inc., the building is anticipated to meet receive LEED Silver certification, and will host some 2,000 students in an example of 21st century learning in practice. Featured […]

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Sustainability Thursday: High Performance Residential Program

In the buzzword filled world of green building, it can be hard for a client to filter through the greenwashing and find building professionals with a commitment to the performance of their product long after their involvement. For this very reason, I’m intentionally cautious about throwing around words like ‘green’ or ‘eco-friendly’. With that in […]

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New Modern House – Hillsborough, NC

In 2008, our firm was commissioned to create a new single family residence in Hillsborough, North Carolina. As was the case with the Dabbs residence, I had the opportunity to make first contact and meet with Michael and Gerry on site. The lot was steeply sloped, with a generous canopy of hardwood trees, well into […]

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Sustainability Thursday: Passive House

You may or may not have heard of the Passive House Institute, but by the end of 2011, I expect it will be as household a name as Energy Star or even LEED. Builder magazine agrees, calling it one of the top ten building trends for 2011. In a nutshell, the concept is to create […]

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