Category Archives: Architecture

Design-Build “Exploration”

This spring I taught a design-build short course, called an “Exploration”, at Exploris Elementary for 4th and 5th graders. We learned the basics of working with wood, steel, and concrete, how to make scale models, and then build full-scale. Because we … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Florida Southern College Campus

Frank Lloyd Wright called the Florida Southern campus “Child of the Sun”, and designed what he said was one of the first true American campuses, more specifically, one for the orange grove country of Florida. Located in Lakeland, the campus has the … Continue reading

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Architect George Milton Small’s Office Building

This building has been home to a few different businesses over the years, but was originally the architectural office of George Milton Small, who designed it and worked in it for many years. Located on Brooks Avenue on a small … Continue reading

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Jamestown, Virginia

  We took a trip to Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia this past weekend. I grew up visiting my grandmother in Williamsburg but don’t remember too much of the historic sites in the area. There are a decent amount of bike … Continue reading

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Office Furniture Design for Fold Four

Art director and graphic designer Roy Brooks recently relocated his office to a downtown suite in Milwaukee. I helped him design two desks and some shelves for the space. The desks are designed to look as simple as possible, using … Continue reading

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“Farfetched” at the Gregg Museum of Art and Design

The Gregg Museum of Art and Design has plans to renovate the old NCSU chancellor’s house on Hillsborough Street, but for years it has been located in the center of the North Carolina State University campus in the Tally Student … Continue reading

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James B. Hunt Jr. Library

I visited North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus this weekend to check out the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library that was recently completed. The building was designed by Norwegian Architects Snohetta, and is a standout building on a campus … Continue reading

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