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The Dos and Don’ts of Design Charrettes

Design charrettes aren’t what they used to be – and for good reason.

The concept came together a few centuries ago in France, where architect professors would send a cart around to pick up work from the students. If the students weren’t done, they would jump in the cart or run alongside it with their work to continue tweaking until it was time to present.

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Telluride Airport Celebrates Opening of RS&H-designed Terminal Lounge

Sitting on a plateau in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, Telluride Regional Airport serves as a bucolic welcome for jetsetters and general aviators flying to and from the popular ski and hiking town in Southwestern Colorado.

Now, the airport’s terminal offers its guests a chance to take in the mountain views around them in a general aviation lounge that feels more ski chalet than staging area. Telluride Regional Airport celebrated the grand opening of the new, RS&H-designed lounge in late December.

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Jeff Smith Pushes Dynamic Architectural Studio Forward

When Jeff Smith walked into the Orlando office on his first day at RS&H, he envisioned creating a team and redesigning some office space to create a dynamic architectural healthcare studio to be able to support and solve local clients’ biggest challenges.

Starting as a one man show, his talent and passion has attracted others to want to work on his team. Only two years later, the senior architect now has a team of three other architects and an interior designer, with two more potential openings this year to continue work in his thriving studio.

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5 Reasons Why Drawing is Still Necessary for Architects

There is no doubt that the advances in digital technology have advanced the architecture field. Architects have more tools than ever before to create accurate, lifelike designs. The renderings that programs like Revit, Rhino and Sketchup can generate are closer to the end product than we’ve ever been able to get before.

I like computers, and we at RS&H use these programs on a daily basis. But there is another tool that I find the most essential for us architects: the pencil.

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RS&H Associate Leo Fernandez Sees Precise BIM Possibilities

Leo Fernandez has a vision for what the architecture field can look like. A vision for more accurate building models and more streamlined asset management.

He sees a future where stringent U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requirements are commonplace practices for designing any facility.

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