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A Thank You to My Mentor

There are certain people in your life who help provide direction, education and passion. As I look back on my life it’s easy to recognize those people. There are some I didn’t recognize as a real mentor until years after …   read more

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Musing on the Mother Art

Frank Lloyd Wright said “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”  It’s an interesting quote.  When I was in design school I used that quote in an argument …   read more

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Residential Architecture

In 2009 and 2010 Architecture had the highest unemployment of any professional profession.  While I have not technically been unemployed because I am self-employed it feels the same when the phone never rings.  The housing bubble pop drove the cost …   read more

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Communicating with Architects

An architect is said to be a man who knows a very little about a great deal and keeps knowing less and less about more and more until he knows practically nothing about everything, whereas, on the other hand, an …   read more

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LDS Monument Park FM Group 2011 Building 2

The 2011 LDS Monument Park FM Building 2, bid information can be found at our project web site. CLICK HERE to GO THERE

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Tucanos Brazilian Grill Albuquerque – Bidding

The Tucanos Brazilian Grill in Albuquerque Renovation project is currently bidding. The bid close date is Feb. 14, 2011. The General Contractor bidding list is by invitation only. Those invited bidders are: Radix Construction Trevor Ganske 2422 12 Ave. Rd. …   read more

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Thoughts on Style vs. Design

As an architect, I frequently get asked the question; “in what style do you design?” Well, that’s a loaded question and the asker is rarely prepared for the lengthy answer I usually provide. If they asked; “what is your favorite …   read more

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Tucanos, Boise Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow, February 11, 2009, Tucanos Brazilian Grill in Boise, Idaho is officially opening!  If you find yourself in Boise, make your way to this fantastic eating experience.  You will love it! Oldham Hirst Design, PC in Brainerd, Minnesota is the …   read more

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