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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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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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With the exterior glazing complete, work is now focused on interior finishes…

“Cermak’s Comeback” is the title of a feature article written about our recent work at the Cermak Plaza shopping center in Berwyn, Illinois. LD+A is the monthly magazine of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, a publication for professionals involved in the art, science, study, manufacturing and implementation of lighting. Our design solution at Cermak Plaza features a dynamic ‘wing’ canopy brilliantly lit with engaging LED technology. The article …

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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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