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BOOKS


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BOOKS


Below, you'll find some of the best inspiration and design writing we can recommend.  Check these titles out and enjoy!



"the distinctive home:  a vision of timeless design"

by jeremiah eck

A great home finds a balance between the site, the floor plan, the exterior elements, and the interior details.

 

"creating a new old house:  yesterday's character for today's home"

by russell versace

Inspiring examples of how you can build for today's life patterns with all the character of times past.

 

"Creating the not so big house:  insights and ideas for the new american home"

by sarah susanka

Examples of how effective and clever use of space can affect a home's design for the better.

"house in the landscape:  siting your home naturally"

by jermiah eck

A thoughtful relationship between the site and the design of the home makes all the difference.

 

"Great kitchens:  design ideas from america's top chefs"

by Whitaker | Mahoney | Jordan

Creative takes on the heart of the home with examples that will ask you to reconsider your preconceptions.

 

"the cabin:  inspiration for the classic american getaway"

by dale mulfinger | susan davis

Examples and inspiration from around the country for making the most of this often dearly loved home away from home.

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OTHER RESOURCES


OTHER RESOURCES


IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING BUILDING A NEW HOME OR taking on A MAJOR ADDITION AND REMODEL, CHANCES ARE THAT YOU'VE NEVER WORKED WITH AN ARCHITECT BEFORE.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

BELOW YOU'LL FIND SOME SHORT VIDEOS THAT EXPLAIN THE ARCHITECT AND HOMEOWNER'S ROLES IN THE DESIGN AND BUILDING PROCESS, AS WELL AS GOOD INFORMATION ON SELECTING an ARCHITECT AND DESIGN DIRECTION THAT BEST FITS YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS.


 

WHO NEEDS AN ARCHITECT?

You do.  You cannot afford not to hire one.

Brought to you by CRAN, the Custom Residential Architects Network of the American Institute of Architects.


 

how to choose an architect for your project

In order to find the right residential architect, you've got to ask the right questions.

Brought to you by CRAN, the Custom Residential Architects Network of the American Institute of Architects.


 

the architect's education

The architect is much more than a draftsperson.

Find out what an architect does and how they can make your home project a success.

Brought to you by CRAN, the Custom Residential Architects Network of the American Institute of Architects.


 

the client's role for a successful residential project

One of the most important ingredients for a successful design process and construction project is YOU, the client.  Many aspects of the project will ultimately reflect YOUR vision. These include aesthetics, function, budget and schedule.

Brought to you by CRAN, the Custom Residential Architects Network of the American Institute of Architects.


 

WHAT SHOULD YOUR HOUSE LOOK LIKE?

Up until relatively recent times, this question would not have entered people's minds; that's because for most, there weren't many options.  Things have changed...

Brought to you by CRAN, the Custom Residential Architects Network of the American Institute of Architects.