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 …

INTERIOR DESIGNER’S RESOLUTION TO STONE PARTITIONS

I spent a potion of the day trying to think through and resolve a problem that hasn’t been resolved with our restroom partitions as written about in a previous entry. As a recap, the sub contractor – stone and tile supplier – didn’t bid out stone partitions per our drawings. When they submitted their shop drawings …

RESTROOM SPACE PLANNING – ADA

I worked this afternoon with an intern architect on a submittal that came in from our stone sub-contractor. The submittal was for stone partitions for some restrooms in a commercial building. The stone for these partitions is specified as 1 & 1/4″ thick slabs of a marble called “Perlatina.” The submittal was to verify their layout for …

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 …

TILE SPECIFICATION – LESSONS LEARNED

Today we finally made resolution to a tile problem we have been trying to resolve for months. The back story: We have been working on a large plaza renovation which includes a couple large landscape fountains. Our scope of work is to remove the failing stone pavers in the plaza and replace the tile in …

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 …

” I NEED THIS AND I NEED THIS NOW.”

I am tired today. My mind is tired. Interior designers often don’t have the luxury of working on one project at a time. Often architects mange one to two projects at a time. Because of the depth of the project, they get to focus all their time into those one or two projects. Interior designer’s …

TIDLIC – “C.A.”

Officially called Construction Administration, CA is the management term for everything after a project goes out to bid and is then being built and/or furnished. I don’t ever remember my teachers spending time lecturing on – or even mentioning, CA really. Maybe it was just over my head at the time, but I would have …