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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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I like/I wish/What if: Working with Clients to Apply Design Thinking

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects   “Design Thinking” is all the rage in Silicon Valley.  People are applying it to all sorts of companies and products, and we can apply it to architecture as well.  … Continue reading

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Case Study: 640 Maple Street, Part 1

The Vision and Design Process By Marie Barron, Designer, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects The Kastrop Group prides itself on “designing for your reality,”–helping our clients envision the beautiful and boundless potential they can experience in their built environment.  The … Continue reading

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Architects

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects Resolve not to take on any projects that give you a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. It’s easy to say yes when someone needs your help. But … 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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Architectural Internship: My Experience

By David Perez Architectural Intern, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects   Hello, my name is David Perez. Currently I am attending New School of Architecture in San Diego, CA where I will be receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (BArch) … Continue reading

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The Impact of 3D Drafting on Estimated Architectural Fees

By Lorianna Kastrop, Vice President, The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects To most folks who work outside of the construction industry, understanding architectural fee estimates is a mystery.  It’s not like going to a car mechanic and getting an estimate.  The … Continue reading

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