Tag Archives: sustainability

Riverbirch House in the News & Observer

A favorite project of mine changed hands toward the end of last year. My amazing clients Michael & Gerry had to leave the area for a new position in another state, leaving this house up for sale. In that process, it came across the eyes of a writer for the News & Observer, Nancy Oates, […]

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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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Survivalist Architecture

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to write a guest post for Coffee with an Architect. The idea for the post is something that I’ve been developing for a while, and if you’re a sustainability geek, or a zombie geek, I think you’ll enjoy it. Even the Center for Disease Control, has latched onto […]

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Advanced Framing for Residential Construction

Advanced Wall Framing, is a concept and phrase that the average homeowner may have never heard. In fact, if you’ve ever been in a structure built using these strategies, you wouldn’t necessarily know it. There are many different ways to approach wood framing, and ultimately the ‘bones’ of the building are almost entirely hidden from […]

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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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