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Giving Back With Architecture
Throughout the history of our firm, we have been fortunate to assist a variety of outstanding organizations, and individuals who provide vital and beneficial services.
Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. Commercial Work
While the firm was founded primarily on religious work, over the last five decades we have been fortunate to assist a steady stream of commercial clients with their projects.
The Ins and Outs of Religious Design
Religious Design is a wonderfully holistic kind of design, where the built environment, landscaping, furnishings, and even accessories all contribute to the experience.
An Architects Gift Guide Through The Years
As we approach Valentine's Day we would like to take this opportunity to look at some of the more iconic gifts for architects from the last century.
Construction While The Building Is In Use
While emptying a facility to allow for construction is the simplest and easiest option, at least for the architect and contractor, many times that is not an option, so a little creativity must be employed.
Building Condition Surveys
The Building Condition Survey can range from a determination of the viability of continuing use of the structure to a determination of upgrades and/ or expansion to improve the use and productivity of the facility.
The Evolution of Rendering
Architectural Rendering has been used for centuries to provide more easily accessible and understandable images of projects. Over this time rendering techniques have evolved to make projects easier for clients to understand.
Do Deadlines Destroy Creativity
This question relates to the design process that has been a fascination for many years. Are “restrictions” or “limitations” negative influences on creativity, or are they actually positive influences that can inspire creative responses.
Solar panels and geothermal heating aren’t the only ways to incorporate sustainable architecture, and they might not even be the best ways to be sustainable. Instead quiet sustainability practices may be the easy answer environmentalists are looking for.
Origin of the Dwelling House
Residential work is a very special and precious type of design work for an Architect. The primal quality of creating shelter and defining living spaces is something all Architects feel deeply. Getting to know the specific needs and tastes of the family you are working for, and helping them to realize their dreams is exciting, fulfilling, and fun.
Primum non nocere “First do no Harm”
The question regarding whether or not to insulate brought up an age-old dialog in the design/construction industry regarding the pros and cons about adding new insulating systems to a historic structure.
Teitsch-Kent-Fay Architects, P.C. design philosophy is based on a “Process” which facilitates a partnership between the owner / end users and the design team. This process is a systematic, orderly approach to design.