Decision making for institutional construction projects

Sophia Sparklin AIA LEED AP

Decision making dynamics are clearly defined in theory, but continue to be a major challenge in practice. Awareness of typical pitfalls will be an essential step to successful project completion.Universities and similar institutions tend to be organized in hierarchical…

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It smells… delicious: Applied Phenomenology

Sophia Sparklin AIA LEED AP

Architects study objective and subjective aspects of the built environment. Objective subjects are easily observed and quantified. A bridge structure collapses when subjected to a certain amount of load. Phenomenology is a philosophical approach to more subtle qualities of our…

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Tax credits for historic buidings in Montana

Sophia Sparklin AIA LEED AP

IRS, National Parks, and State Historic Preservation office (SHPO) collaborate in the administration of federal historic tax credits. Current offerings include a federal tax credit of 20%  for non-owner-occupied historic buildings with rehabilitation costs greater $5,000…

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Shiny Spec’s and Artifacts

Sophia Sparklin AIA LEED AP

Special finishes, elegant lighting and sleek graphic design can support your business, but may still be replicable anywhere in the world. Your food and your service make your restaurant unique, but don’t miss out on making the location itself…

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