Category Archives: Public Works

Faith Communities: A Fresh Perspective on Church Buildings

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects   The Wall Street Journal reports that “Construction of religious buildings in the U.S. has fallen to the lowest level at any time since private records began in 1967.” http://www.wsj.com/articles/decline-in-church-building-reflects-changed-tastes-and-times-1417714642Continue reading

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Frank Gehry flips the bird and insults his profession

Our design team got a laugh out of the news story from a press conference in northern Spain when famous architect Frank Gehry flipped off a journalist and had harsh words about the rest of the architectural profession. The underlying message, however, is not so funny. Continue reading

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Planning and Building Department: Ally or Adversary?

Planning and Building Department:  Ally or Adversary? In every architectural project you will eventually need to obtain a permit.  There are several types of permits, including building permits, conditional use permits, health permits, electrical, mechanical, civil, and sprinkler permits, etc.  In … Continue reading

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