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Oculus and Skylights

2 weeks 6 days ago
Oculus and Skylights

Unless you've been living under a rock, you would know that there are few things I enjoy as much as a proper oculus. While I don't try to stick them in every project (I've only done two in a career that is currently 27 years long), there are very few projects that an oculus* couldn't improve. So for the second time in my career, I've got a project under construction that has an oculus as a primary design feature. For that matter, I've got a bunch of skylights in this project as well and I can't remember the last time I put a skylight into a project. I only tell you this because I don't want you going around thinking that all I do is stick skylights and oculus' into my project ... I've got some restraint and there is a time and place for everything.

Let's start by taking a look at the oculus, shall we?

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Bob Borson

029: Architects Should Work Construction

3 weeks 6 days ago
029: Architects Should Work Construction

If I have one regret during my college education is that I never worked on a construction site. Once I graduated from college, I went straight to work in an architectural office, drawing up all sorts of stuff that I had literally never seen before in my life. I managed to get along but I was acutely aware of my lack of practical knowledge and I have been trying to make up for it over the last 20+ years.

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We’d like to thank today’s guest, Nicholas Renard, the owner, architect and registered residential contractor of Dig-Architecture, an architect-led design-build firm in Jacksonville, Florida. We recorded today’s episode live in Las Vegas from the Expo floor of the 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture as special guests of Huber Engineered Woods. 

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