Category Archive for: ‘Green Design’

Homes of Hope Ribbon Cutting

One of the things that makes my career fulfilling is seeing the impact that good design can have on people’s lives. This impact happens in many ways, but one clear example was celebrated this morning at the ribbon cutting for the first Homes of Hope LoCAL homes (see our last blog post “Homes of Hope: Breaking down Barriers in Affordable …

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Homes of Hope: Breaking Down Barriers in Affordable Housing

Don Oglesby, president and CEO of Homes of Hope, has long recognized the difficult issues embedded in providing affordable housing for poverty-level families. These families have had few options available to them. Mobile homes are the least expensive housing option but they depreciate in value and are very expensive to heat and cool.  Rental homes do not provide these families …

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Integrating Architecture and Nature

As a child, I had the privilege of engaging nature in ways that have impacted the rest of my life. I grew up with a grandmother who loved to grow things. I remember at a young age picking fruits and vegetables that seemed to grow effortlessly in her Florida garden. Trips to my great aunt’s mountain house were a rich source of …

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