The Earth Is Healing

The Earth Is Healing

While humans have been shuttered away during the COVID-19 pandemic, something amazing has been happening: the planet has begun to heal itself. With people staying at home, fewer fossil fuels are being used, litter isn’t wantonly tossed aside, natural environments...
Drawings or Documents?

Drawings or Documents?

Originally published DECEMBER 3, 2015 Architects draw buildings. At least that is the common perception of what we do. In the colloquial, we make blueprints (but that is another topic).  And while it is true that we draw buildings (among other things), it is only a...
What are sealed documents?

What are sealed documents?

Originally published FEBRUARY 4, 2016 All new construction and alterations of existing buildings require a permit. In order to obtain a permit for commercial buildings in Ohio, signed and sealed documents are required. So what are these so-called “sealed...
When do I have to hire an Architect?

When do I have to hire an Architect?

Originally published: JUNE 25, 2015 Most people will likely go their whole lives without ever hiring an architect. Others will hire an architect because of a perceived need. Yet others will hire an architect because of a real need. So, when do you have to hire an...