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  • 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

  • 6.26.16 I used to walk around my home town of Kearney, Nebraska as a Junior Higher, making sketches in pencil of buildings in my home town. I would take them into my 8 th grade Art teacher, Mrs. Emily Beck, and she said to me after looking at...

  • Maybe 5th Grade- 10 years old - It was the 67 Expo and pictures of Habitat were on an episode of Walter Conkites show -"The 21st Century" . I asked who designed it and someone said an architect. A recent show at our local AIA chapter had a show...

  • I first got interested when my 5th grade teacher used his new house plans to teach us fractions. My family didn't know any architects or any professionals for that matter and it certainly wasn't a woman's career at that point so I kind of forgot about...

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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...