Using the term "Information Age" does not even begin to describe the era that we now live in. The terms "Information Deluge" or "Information Avalanche" seem much more accurate, especially since the introduction of smart phones and lightweight portable tablets.
Just because information is readily available does not mean that this info will be especially helpful toward what we are trying to achieve. In fact, information can be more of a distraction or annoyance than an aid to us unless we have a method or system specifically focused on our projects and goals.
Thankfully, there is a way to gather a group of talented people with the primary function of helping the client or building owner(s) determine and achieve the desired end results. The process of selecting an "Integrated Design Team" who will work with you at specific times or intervals to help you with your project is, in essence, the basis of a Design Charrette.
This website is purposed to help facilitate Design Charrettes for projects of all sizes, types and goals. Let's all work together to make a difference.
Experience is the best teacher (as all of us learned when placing our hand on a hot burner as a toddler) and so it is often quite helpful to learn from another person's triumphs and mistakes.
With this in mind one of the main goals of this website is to showcase all types and kinds of projects, programs and Design Charrettes as educational examples of what works and turned out good and what didn't pan out so well.
How these owners achieved certification on remodels.
Events about energy efficient & green projects/programs.
In the 1800's, Scientific American Magazine offered a section featuring architectural projects of note. This particular home has been in a state of disrepair for some time but is currently undergoing a green gut rehab. To view a PDF version of the article please click on the image below.
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