Month: September 2011

A Building Ghost

We often find remnants of old buildings that had previously been on a site we are working – fragments of old foundations and reused old foundations being the most common – but sometimes you see ghosts of buildings that have been demolished on the site next door. This most commonly happens with old rowhouses where …

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Talk, Down South

I’ll be speaking at the AIA-North Carolina conference this Thursday. The talk is on a topic of great interest to me and close relation to our work: do designers learn lessons from the past. The specific topic I’m going to discuss is the relation of current facade-inspection laws such as New York’s Local Law 11 …

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