architectural drawings

A Moss Field Guide to Architectural Drawings: Important Signs and Symbols

Each design project is unique, but the process of design here at Moss follows a well defined path. Here’s how we approach a design project, from Program, and Field Measuring, through Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documentation and on to Permits and Construction Administration.  This series of posts will explore our approach to the design process and give you an idea of how we might…

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Pionering Modernist: Eileen Grey

To carry on with our post last week on the Importance of Recognizing Women in Architecture, and in honor of Women’s History Month, today we salute modernist designer Eileen Grey, one of my very favorite Modernists.

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Buildings and Climate Change: Good Design Can Help

We don’t want to belabor the often-depressing facts on climate change any more than necessary … but it does seem necessary to acknowledge the most recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change.   Whether or not you’ve read anything about their findings you should be able to pass this pop quiz.  Look, we know no…

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Spooky Architecture: Cemeteries to Welcome the Living

Cemeteries have a compelling history, transforming from unsanitary resting places to picturesque parks, before settling into plain, landscaped lawns, losing not a few bones along the way in the move. Knowing this, we may never look at those subterranean skeleton decorations in quite in the same way again.   Our Tuesday post “Spooky Architecture: Cities…

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