Category Archives: Beneficial Buildings and Healthy Homes

Design Considerations for Millennials

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc., Architects   It is time for architects to consider the needs and lifestyles of Millennials in our design process. We’ve already seen some of this in office design—most tech firms use … Continue reading

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The IoT and Cybersecurity: Important Considerations for Architects and their Clients

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects   We love our gadgets, don’t we?  We have smart phones, smart TVs, and smart watches.  Now we have the option to build smart buildings and smart houses.  The Internet … Continue reading

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Thermal Comfort in Your Office and Home

By Marie Barron, Designer, The Kastrop Group, Inc., Architects Last week we finally got some rain, and the weather’s finally cooling from the summer months to remind us that winter is approaching.  With this transition, I wanted to take the … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends: Things to keep in mind as we approach the end of the year

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc., Architects It’s been a long while since I’ve had time to post to my blog. I apologize for the delay, but it is a good thing. Business is booming in the … Continue reading

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Save your plumbing! Beware of fake flushables

You already know not to put fats, oils and grease (FOG) and potato peels and other gooey stuff down your sinks, or even the garbage disposal, right? Do you also know that you shouldn’t put “flushable” wipes down your toilet? … Continue reading

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Green Design

By now you are aware that “green” and sustainable design is a hot topic in the field of architecture. There are many resources to find out more about it and how it relates to any construction project that you may … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Clients Who Pay Their Bills

Professional service providers–architects, engineers, lawyers, accountants, etc.–rely on their clients to pay their invoices promptly and in full.  When they don’t, it can be a challenge to pay employees, rent, and all of the other costs of running a business … Continue reading

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