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  • I was 6 or 7, in the 2nd grade. I don't know why, no one in my family or anyone I knew was an architect or knew much about architects or architecture. For me, it's always been about how people move thru and use space on all scales from home to, well,...

  • When I was 8 years old, my family moved into our new home, which was still under construction. Every day after school, I would review the progress they had made. My parents had shown me some of the changes they were making to one of the model home's...

  • Second grade (8 years old+/-); we were asked to write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. I'd not remembered it, but at the high school graduation ceremony they read off all of these from 10 years earlier (this was at graduation in 1986). ...

  • When I think back on my early influences, I remember going with my Dad to home construction sites, (when I was maybe five to approx. nine years old) he was a small, part-time home builder/ real estate developer. I was always interested in checking...

  • 5th grade for me as well. That would have been about 1960. I liked to go with my mother to look at new houses. I never had a second thought. ------------------------------ John Bigham AIA Owner Bigham Roof Consulting Lakeland TN

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  • I wanted to make you all aware of Fast Company's coverage of the Small Project Practitioners Farmers Market Pop-Up Project Design Competition. Jean Dufresne served as a great spokesperson for the program: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3032462/4-designs-that-reimagine-the-farmers-market...

  • By Chayanne Husar Emailing is of course a part of everyone's life and is a fast, effective way to keep a record of communication of a project. Using email to clarify meetings, understandings, and schedules helps to keep a project on task and moving...

  • By Jean Dufresne Most of us know that a big part of our time is spent educating our clients about architecture, construction, government processes and the like. It is our way of showcasing our value to the project, illustrating our passion for...

  • By Jean Dufresne We are a small boutique firm, but we are growing quickly. And with growth comes more projects and larger, more complex projects. My role is changing day by day, away from the traditional architect and more of the business owner...

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  • SPP Tip: Give back to the community by Liza Hausman, VP of Community for Houzz Social media and other technology tools changing the way homeowners get information and work with building and remodeling design professionals. You can expect...