Read more about the TPD team in the July edition of Village Living.
Additions and Renovations
Having an architect on your construction team means you not only take advantage of their professional expertise, but also their network and resources. And that is money well spent.
Transitions are our specialty here at TPD Architect. Over the last few months, not only have we been working on renovations and new construction for families whose lives are changing, whether the kids are growing up or moving out, couples are downsizing, or families are considering accessibility or working and schooling from home, but we’ve […]
We’re seeing a lot of overlap when thinking about “shelter in place” and when designing for Aging in Place. We’ve always talked with clients about ACCESSIBILITY and getting in and out of their homes, whether that’s through the front door or from the car in the garage. Those design considerations for Aging In Place clients […]
Our homes have been working hard for us during the pandemic, and we’ve learned that “flexibility” is extremely important to families and to those living alone at home: 45% of those who completed our survey want rooms that can be used for more than one purpose. 58% of people are using spaces in ways that […]
Here at TPD, we spend a lot of time listening to our clients about how they want to be able to use their homes. When it was clear that the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders were dramatically affecting people’s lives, we wanted to reach out to folks around the country with a survey and ask […]
Within the last couple of weeks, I’ve been seeing more articles about residential architecture and how it will change given how things have evolved during the pandemic. For the most part, the articles have focused on interviews with architects acting as experts, sometimes referring to their own houses and other times offering predictions on how houses […]
We’re eight weeks into the pandemic, and what used to feel strange is starting to feel a little normal, which is even stranger. At TPD, we’ve been working remotely, visiting construction sites after hours, and coming up with new strategies to help us work effectively with clients, vendors, and contractors. This transition has been made […]
We are fledgling empty nesters for another week. Our oldest is in Italy studying Latin for the month of July, and we dropped off the younger two at their respective camps in northern Alabama last weekend. In truth, this is not the first time we have been childless for a couple of weeks: our kids’ camp […]
Last weekend was my 25th college reunion (#legendary), and the whole family attended. A 15-hour car ride left me with some time to catch up on social media, and there’s nothing better for Facebook/Instagram surfing than I-81 in Virginia. Summer is peak renovation season it seems. Owners want to have renovation projects completed by the […]
Groovy. Painted on the floor of a midcentury home’s utility/rec room. I love thinking about how the parents of these teenagers came around to handing their kids a couple of cans of paint and a paintbrush and let them loose. Maybe the slab painting wasn’t sanctioned. Regardless, the lingering effect of the graffiti on the […]
When we were in Italy this past summer, we worked with Context Travel for our day at the Vatican Museums. Being vaguely familiar with the crowds made me a little nervous about negotiating the vast museum complex with the kids, and I wanted to make sure they saw the things they needed to see, as […]