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“Architecture, like music, must be a part of the composer, but is must also transcend him to give something to music or architecture itself. Mozart is not only Mozart, but music.” – Louis I. Kahn For centuries, philosophers and artists have offered comparisons between music and architecture. Essays and books have been written, quotes passed down, even academic coursework focused on the idea that the aural and built worlds have …

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On Wednesday April 17, the newest Chicago location for DaVita Dialysis opened on North Kimball Avenue, in the Logan Square neighborhood. We are proud to have been the architect for the exterior building, and send our gratitude and congratulations to our client, Clark Street Development, for doing a superb job in delivering this important medical service to the community. Project team members, friends, neighbors, and Alderman Rey Colon congregated at …

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Everyone has resolutions, right? We think it’s great to strive for improvement, excellence, and all that stuff resolutions are meant for. Resolving to do something, or to embody a certain characteristic, is a noble pursuit! The forefathers of our country took great and careful steps in resolving to form a government that would be different than those that had come before. Merriam-Webster defines “resolve” as, “to reach a firm decision …

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Our new 10,000 sf facility for DaVita Dialysis, with Clark Street Development, is under way, and under roof! We’re excited to see this new and needed medical center taking shape in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Stay tuned for more updates…

I’ve been reading countless blog posts and op-eds about the legacy of Steve Jobs, good, bad, or ugly. Most have focused on his life, his relentless demand for precision and excellence, and his innovative genius. I have yet another view; the elite format of retailing his Apple stores have provided around the world. Against the backdrop of cookie-cutter, discount, and even up-market branded retailing environments, the Apple stores are brightly …

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I love my Ipad2. Countless apps, countless fun. As an architect, my Ipad certainly won’t replace my laptop or workstation, but there are a handful of really useful apps that I thought worth sharing for architects, or those who pretend to be one! InchCALC This little gem by RiverStudioDesign is all of what a great ft-inch calculator needs to be. There are a couple of versions; the basic for $1.99, …

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