The Airstream's expanding it's Market!

The Airstream's expanding it's Market!

Year 2016 far exceeded our expectations and we have reasons to believe that 2017 will be even better!  As of January 16th, Zach Enderle, AIA, joined the team as a Principal Architect.  Zach will be opening [design] [build] by architect's second location, located in Downtown Rockford. 

Davenport Riverfront Proposals are a Calling!

Davenport Riverfront Proposals are a Calling!

The Casino boat finally left the riverfront last week, after 25 years of having the boat parked at the front door of the City of Davenport.  Now the decision is looming as to what to do with the barge that was used to dock the casino boat. 

[design] [build] by architects is evolving!

[design] [build] by architects is evolving!

[design] [build] by architects is evolving!  Over the last couple months we completed our first substantial project, the Steel Plow Burger Company!  We hired our first employee!  And the Airstream continues to break the rules when compared to the "conventional" architect!

Make the Riverfront Fun Again!!!

Make the Riverfront Fun Again!!!

I am excited to see that a private developer is willing to challenge the riverfront development naysayers because any great park must incorporate a private development relationship in order to be successful at the scale of our City.  Yes, Cities like Chicago, New York, St Louis are able to have 100 acre parks that attract millions of people each year.  But a large park in a Mid-size city must have features such as restaurants, apartments, office, and other community amenities in order to bring life to the riverfront and have frequent visitors during all seasons throughout the year. 

The new Airstream has been busy!

The new Airstream has been busy!

The "Archistream" has been active in Davenport's Freight House Farmer's Market on Saturdays as well as being stationed at the former Governor's restaurant in Moline.  

When Millennials build a house

When Millennials build a house

Millennials have experienced a large amount of change over a short period of time, studies have shown Millennials have been hesitant to buy homes up unto the past couple years.  As market trends have proven, Millennials will soon be leading the charge in new construction of homes. 

A picture is worth a thousand words.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

The interactive design approach enables the client to become the designer while using the architect as their primary design tool.  

Urban Resilience Blog Series

Urban Resilience Blog Series

Urban Resilience as described by 100 Resilient Cities is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems within a city to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.  

2016 Presidential Candidate's homes

2016 Presidential Candidate's homes

For many people, their home is part of their self-definition.  Each candidate's home is a reflection of the values they believe in and will most likely be the characteristics the candidate represents in the White House.  

Email impacts [design] [build]

Email impacts [design] [build]

The invention of email has largely contributed to the idea of instantaneous response time which in effect encouraged the "Archistream" concept and its ability to provide immediate job-site coordination.

Creativity is the difference!

Creativity is the difference!

Good building design does not equal high project costs.  A project's success is dependent on the architect's ability to use creativity to define the client's programming needs to meet the project's budget.

Airstream Construction is Underway!

Airstream Construction is Underway!

Did you know [design] [build] by architects has an Airstream?  We are currently renovating the Airstream to be our mobile office on the construction site!  [design] [build] by architect's mission is to bridge the gap between architects and contractors during design and construction.

Why Make the Leap?

Why Make the Leap?

I am one week away from being full-time at [design] [build] by architects!  There are all kinds of emotions as this day approaches.  Making the leap to self employment while working for one of the best companies in the Midwest has had several people asking why?????