Museum Architecture

Posted on June 10, 2015

By: Haylee Griffin Museum architecture is a highly specialized discipline that requires a great deal of very specific layout and design. Learn more about what it takes to design a museum and everything that an architect must consider.

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Guest Blog: Five Tips for Specifying High Performance Glazing

Posted on June 8, 2015

By Alan Kinder, Guardian Industries Corp. As architects consider specifying and designing with glass for building facades, the possibilities are vast. Manufacturers offer products in a greater variety of colors, textures and performance options than ever before for interesting and beautiful design. Architects can specify high-performance glass, delivered through greater light transmission, improved U-factor, or desired […]

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National Donut Day

Posted on June 5, 2015

Dear Architects, Please consider adding this spec to your project today – Happy National Donut Day!

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Atlanta Adaptive Reuse: The Coolest Converted Living Spaces in the South

Posted on June 3, 2015

The phrase ‘Out with the old, in with the new’ is partially correct when you look at what is trending for living spaces in Atlanta. The big trend in Atlanta right now is not solely focused on building brand new places, but re-purposing old (often industrial buildings) into clean, smart and eco-friendly living quarters. Join […]

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A Study in Municipal Urban Design: Forsyth County Courthouse and Jail

Posted on June 1, 2015

By: Doug Shaw, Director of the Municipal Studio, Wakefield Beasley & Associates The transparency of the Forsyth County justice system is proudly being proclaimed in the new five-story, courthouse, modern jail facility and new town green completed in March 2015.  First of its kind in a Georgia urban area, this project designed by Wakefield Beasley […]

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Guest Blog – Retail Design: Using Aluminum Composite Panel Inside + Out

Posted on May 8, 2015

First let me introduce myself, James Margelony from Fairview Architectural, the manufacturer of Vitrabond aluminum composite panel, and I would like thank Wakefield and Beasley Associates for allowing me to be a guest on their Blog. Now let’s dive in, shall we? Nowadays contemporary building design is everywhere. Prime examples of this architectural trend are […]

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ArchiTECH Tuesday: A Few App Reviews

Posted on April 28, 2015

For today’s post Liz Peach from the WB IT Department reviews 2 apps that you might want to check out. She gives us the good, the bad, and the somewhat creepy… Post-it Plus: A tool for anyone on the go Easy to use interface and was able to quickly discern its purpose The photo versions […]

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Camp Grace: The Corral; A Study in ProBono Architecture

Posted on April 27, 2015

How do you help 3,000 under-served city kids learn about life beyond the concrete? “A lot of prayer, generous donations and wonderful partners who get – not just see, but really understand – our mission” says Dave Pridemore, founder of Camp Grace. Wakefield Beasley & Associates has been working with Dave Pridemore for 4 years […]

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Archi-tech: AutoCAD Layfrz: Nested Entity Selection

Posted on April 21, 2015

By: Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor: I was asked recently how to fix the workstation blocks that were placed in a floor plan drawing.  When I opened the file, I quickly surmised that a short lesson on layfrz would solve the issue.  Using the layfrz command, sometimes requires different settings depending on how the selected […]

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Archi-tech: A look at Revit Rendering Settings (part 2)

Posted on April 6, 2015

By: Richard Binning Continuing last month’s article on Revit Rendering, lets break down the settings defined by the out of the box (ootb) “template-like” settings available in Revit and discuss the effect these settings have on Render time and quality. Revit’s five ootb template settings include the following: • Draft • Low • Medium • […]

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