• Caramel and Toasted Coconut-Covered Chaos

    March 8, 2017
    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” ~William Shakespeare Being “Erin” when little girl Erin’s were few and far between, I know the difference a name can make. I…
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  • Talking Shop – Design

    March 1, 2017
    Like most architecture offices, we are really busy a good majority of the time. Project deadlines, meetings, and job site visits have us running in different directions all day. To say it’s almost impossible to get the entire office together…
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  • 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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