DESIGN SHADOW: CAULKING – A TIDLIC

Now that we are about a month out from “turn over” – the date that the contractor turns the building over to the Owner I am spending at least one day a week if not two, walking the project and inspecting progress of materials and finishes going in. Today I met with one of the …

CUSTOM CHAIR CARVING REVIEW

I received in the mail a package of wood carvings today. This is the best kind of mail! These carvings are submittals for the crown of a designed chair going into a historically sensitive remodel. This chair is modeled after a Victorian  – Eastlake movement – antique. I have written a previous blog on a …

FIRE RATINGS FOR DOORS – A LIFE SAFETY ITEM

If you read my posting called Redlining you would know that I have been working on a small TI  lobby remodel. Just as we were about to issue the set of drawings for bidding, we were asked to replace all the main doors down two side exit corridors through the building.  This wasn’t apart of our original …

A SITE VISIT AND A FIELD REPORT

For this Thanksgiving Holiday I went out of state to celebrate with my extended family for a couple days. Luckily, I am also a part of a project for a local university where we are building housing units/apartments for the campus. It makes it quite convenient for me to get some work done and save …

PROJECT BUDGETS

This week one of the projects I am working on received some local press. The LDS Church is building some new training/classroom buildings to help with the increasing number of LDS missionaries through-out the world. These buildings will be built on the south side of the existing campus. There will some demoing of some existing …

“TI”

Today at about 11, I was asked if I could accompany a Principal Architect to meet with a possible client and do a site walk of his buildings today at 3.  He explained that it would be a TI (tenant improvement) for two residential towers in the city.  If you aren’t aware, TI’s are where …

Decorative Painting – TIDLIC

When I traveled abroad for the first time during college,  I was taken aback by all the decorative painting all over Europe. Below is one that was on the ceiling of my hostel…now cut up by the dissecting walls. Based on my limited design exposure – growing up among the Idaho fields of potatoes – …