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Green Architecture & Sustainable Design

post by: Sean Narcum Green Architecture and Sustainable Design are relatively new terms to describe something that’s always existed.  Our earliest ancestors built out of necessity using only the materials and resources available to them and their own ingenuity.  As time moved forward, civilizations developed new technologies

Building a Connection with the Outdoors

post by: Warren Fisher One of the important aspects of architecture and especially the work we do at Peter Zimmerman Architects is the relationship between the architecture and the site.  Beginning at the Master Planning phase, we often start by designing around the most meaningful or

The Case Against ‘Open Concept’ Floor Plans

post by: Tyson Chamberlain The Open Concept in today’s architecture has popularized expansive volumes of open area, devoid of interior partitions: eliminating walls and the separation of rooms in favor of large, common living spaces with as many windows as possible. I think that this approach

Gentleman Designer

post by: Tim Lucci Recently I visited George Washington’s Mt. Vernon. I was struck by the beauty and thoughtfulness of this place. George Washington was not an architect. There was no such thing as a colonial architect. In fact, there were no trained architects in colonial