Monthly Archives: August 2010

Chile Time!

This is a magical time of year in New Mexico – especially Santa Fe.  Driving through town you smell the chile roasting wherever you go and it seems to signal that the summer is ending and Fiestas are near.  There … Continue reading

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5th Anniversary of Katrina

It is crazy to think that it has been five years.  As far as anniversary gifts go the 5th is traditionally wood.  That suits – folks in NOLA still need housing – they need the gift of wood. I think … Continue reading

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Biomimicry: Solutions for the Built Environment

In 2005 we first taught a studio about biomimicry and architecture at the University of New Mexico school of Architecture we taught a graduate course again in 2008 at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture titled:  Investigations … Continue reading

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What is “Off the Grid”?

This has become a buzz in green building. To create a building that is carbon neutral or operates off the grid.  Is it really possible though?  We think it is.  But it takes a big commitment and requires the clients … Continue reading

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Clark Richardson Featured

In 2003 April Clark received an AAUW Selected Professions Fellowship.  She was recently featured in their “Meet the Fellows” publication.  See the article here:  http://blog-aauw.org/2010/08/18/april-clark/

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L’ouvert Proposal

This was a submission Clark Richardson did for the Descours Competition in New Orleans this year. Within the dense fabric of the French Quarter, nuanced use of spatial thresholds has been a critical element in differentiating between public and private … Continue reading

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Sustainable Master Planning

Green Building Starts in the Master Planning phase. What is Sustainable Master Planning?  It is an opportunity to set up the rules of the game before the game begins.  Whenever possible think about sustainability as early in the design process … Continue reading

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