• Temporary is Tough

    February 22, 2017
    We all know how much work goes into constructing a building. A lot. What if you built that structure knowing it was going to be torn down after a short time? That is one of the hardest challenges with temporary…
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  • Who’s Up for a Challenge?

    January 20, 2017
    It began as a need – participating in design challenges. The thrill. The pressure. Critique becomes the fix…like a drug. Feedback courses through the design brain, sometimes numbing, sometimes exciting; gone with the announcement of the challenge winner. I love…
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  • The Designer that LEGO Built

    October 27, 2016
    When my parents bought me my first LEGO set, I had no idea it would change my life. Little did I know how these simple building blocks with their infinite design possibilities would be one of the most amazing gifts I’d ever receive.
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  • Lost and Found

    September 8, 2016
    If you told me 15 years ago I’d be designing parking structures, I wouldn’t have believed you. Yes, there was an increasing demand and somebody had to meet it; but it wasn’t going to be me. No way. Especially when…
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  • The Creative Challenge of Branding Creatives

    July 28, 2016
    I joined the Dreyfuss + Blackford team in late June 2015. My new role included developing an updated brand for the company. Though I had been a fan of D+B’s architecture for years, my process began with research; lots of research. Trying…
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  • Architectura Obscura As Seen On Instagram

    July 14, 2016
    2015 Architectura Obscura 2nd Place Winner / Photograph by Zohar Bogin Have you ever snapped a quick photo only to look at it later and be completely surprised when you discover something interesting you hadn’t initially noticed? Have…
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  • To Spain with Love

    July 8, 2016
    Oh, lovely Spain! renown’d, romantic land! -Rochdale This past month, I took a trip with the AIA Central Valley to Barcelona, Spain. On the heels of that visit, I traveled to Bilbao, San Sebastian, Toledo and Madrid.
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  • A Vampire’s Diary: MERGE 2016

    June 27, 2016
    I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow. -Bela Lugosi Before deciding on a career in Interior Design, I considered Fashion and Costume Design. I watched the hit show…
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  • What Science Means to Me

    June 14, 2016
    Close your eyes and think about science. I bet you envision a laboratory. Maybe someone in a lab coat? Perhaps you think of technology in general, or even your last trip to a museum. Science is all these things to me…and…
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  • Go BIG or Go Home

    June 7, 2016
    Encouraging healthy creative dialogue is very important to our design culture at Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Regularly, we have someone in the office put together a design presentation for a lunch time discussion. These dialogues spark a lively debate…
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