Fall is a time of transition and beginnings for me, far more so than Spring. I have been thinking a lot about milestones recently, especially after the time warp that we've been in since early 2020. It's October, and I have no idea where the summer went. It's easy to let anniversaries and milestones slip… Continue reading Milestones
How will you design differently? Like a lot of Architects and Designers, we've been asking that question. As we wait for some of our design projects to restart, we have been revisiting the different types of projects that our firm designs - especially those that bring people together. What might they look like if we… Continue reading Rethinking space: the #notsotinyoffice
Hurricane Sandy undoubtedly impacted building design and urban planning in New York City and along the neighbouring coastline. The ideas of resiliency and resilient design came to the attention of the design profession because it was clear that we couldn't continue to design and build in the same ways. The aftermath of one incredibly destructive… Continue reading Three things
Back to the tiny home office: what meetings look like these days. It's been a month since my personal trainer-husband has been housebound, and 3 weeks since I moved back into the tiny upstairs room that was DSA's original office for 3 years. This is not how I imagined that the month of April would… Continue reading Leaving the #tinyoffice…for an even tinier office
The Guaranty (Prudential) Building in Buffalo, NY, by Louis Sullivan. Inspiration just a few blocks away from our office #Buffalo #Architecture #Sullivan #singleandunrepeatable
Design Synergies is celebrating its 5th birthday this month! The 5-year mark is a big milestone for us, as it is for a lot of small businesses. In 2012, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported - based on research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics - that about 2/3 of small businesses make it to the 2-year… Continue reading Happy 5th birthday!
My beautiful and historic hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland is perched on the far eastern shore of Canada, on the edge of the North Atlantic. Its history goes back well over 500 years to the earliest explorers from Europe, and the summer fishermen who came from Britain. It is a long and proud history that… Continue reading The bulldozer effect
This campaign by the RAIC (Royal Architectural Institute of Canada) has always been such a great idea. Give credit where it's due! Spotted these coasters at the RAIC booth at IIDEX 2016 in Toronto last week.