S. Conroy

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the big plume

Our residential architect Design Awards program has grown stronger in quality and quantity every year. We started out nine years ago with a respectable 300 entries, and the number has climbed steadily ever since—until this year, when it made a big leap up. Read more

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let there be light

My family thinks if the sun has set outside, then it's time to use every available watt to illuminate the interior of the house. I, on the other hand, believe ambient light inside the house should follow the circadian rhythm of the day. Read more

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the architect is in the architect is in

McInturff Architects' second monograph, In Residence (The Images Publishing Group, 2007), takes up the body of work completed since 2000. Read more

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School of Hard Knocks

It seems like everyone—novice and pro—became a real estate speculator during the housing boom. The go-go momentum inspired a number of residential architects to try their hand at investing as well. You might think this combination of enterprise and good taste would strike pay dirt in areas starved for high design. Read more

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the dangers of digital cameras

When karaoke machines came out, suddenly everyone thought he was Frank Sinatra. Now digital cameras are clicking up a storm, and everyone thinks he's Ansel Adams. Read more

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