REDLINING

Today I started the day by redlining a set of plans for a lobby TI that three of us are working on. The Principal in charge of the project has the relationship with the client, but another designer and I are getting the work out. This project is very small but has taken quite a …

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 …

CABINETRY DESIGN

This is what my morning consisted of today: Awhile ago, another designer and I took a concept of a Victorian Eastlake cabinet that was made by a manufacturer for a historic building and re-worked it for our project using some other photos of historic pieces. The design was sent out to bid to a couple …

“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 – …

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT

Today, after leaving my full time job, I met with a home owner that I have been working with.  This client was referred to me by a friend who is also a contractor. I normally don’t do too much work on the side, since I am trying to keep my life in balance (one person …

CHINA MILLWORK INSPECTION

Today I am in Dongguan China; a city about 2 hours north of Hong Kong. I am visiting a woodworking manufacturer called Decca who has a partnership with Imperial Woodworking based out of Chicago, IL.  I am here to inspect work being produced for a project that I am working on.  The day was full …