Holiday Mugs…

Holiday Mugs…

Yup…OUR mugs wishing you a Joyful Holiday and a very Fruitful, Peaceful, Safe and Creative New Year. Thank you for including us in your Blog rounds and looking to Architecture Plus for your design, audit needs and visionary ideas. It’s been a joy and honor working with all of you. If you’re new to Architecture Plus, we… Continue Reading

100 Tips

100 Tips

Since the last post was delightfully “info-filled” we’ve decided to let the fun and inspiration fly! One of our friends, a talented and professional painter, turned us on to the list below. We all agree that almost ANY of these 100 gems can apply to ALL of our creative passions. Musician?…check. Writer? Check. Athlete?…check. Here at A Plus… Continue Reading

Downtown still has a Heart

Downtown still has a Heart

Downtown still has a heart? What does THAT mean? We wanted to let you know that in spite of the major cool factor that has rolled over our once-small-town, there remains a strong core of compassionate Movers and Shakers. These people stay involved, put their money where their mouths are, and provide people who are NOT banking big… Continue Reading

Edificis Verds (that’s “Green Buildings” in Catalan)

Edificis Verds (that’s “Green Buildings” in Catalan)

Okay Readers, you KNOW that you can count on us to advocate for Green Buildings, right? So we had to tell you about our friends in Barcelona, and their CRAZY COOL work! When they say Green, they mean green…. Go see how they have turned Biological Concrete into the perfect medium for growing yummy greeness (plants people…PLANTS) while… Continue Reading

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

  Okay Design Fans, you KNOW that we have a crush on the architect Renzo Piano but our man just got bumped for the Graphic Designer, Michael Beirut. Although we’ve spent time wandering the streets of Manhattan, gazing up at the signs like tourists (some of us are NOT), we had NO IDEA that the story behind… Continue Reading

Size Matters

Size Matters

If you don’t live in Northern  Colorado, you’re going to WANT to, unless you already live in a contemporary villa, overlooking the beach. How do you take a plain parking lot surrounded on two sides by multi story walls (you get the picture, B-L-E-A-K) and make it into a beautiful place that draws people and… Continue Reading

Hey, HERE’S a great place to eat…..

Hey, HERE’S a great place to eat…..

Okay people….we stumbled upon the BEST little place to indulge your cravings for Mediterranean food. What? You don’t HAVE cravings for Mediterranean?….absurd, and….you will NOW. Enter Petra Grill Mediterranean Cuisine. Yup, that’s their long, full name. This little treasure is hidden away near the Colorado State University Campus, in “Campus West” proper. Now before you… Continue Reading

Architecture and Beyond…

Architecture and Beyond…

Hey!…What’s a Facility Audit? Let’s be honest, A Plus is all about Architecture & Design, but did you know that: *We are also Internationally known for our patented Facility Audit Work!!??? I can hear you now: “…..O.K…….What??!!!” It’s time that we fill you in. Jim just got back from San Diego, auditing Southwestern College in Chula Vista California. 59… Continue Reading

Take a Bow, A Plus!

Take a Bow, A Plus!

We won! No, seriously. Say Hello to one of the winners of the Fort Collins Urban Design Award. We were chosen in the category of Architecture (duh). Oh, no really, no need for roses….. We TOLD you that we are serious about changing the World. We’re sometimes lucky enough to work with clients who share… Continue Reading

Anytown, USA

Anytown, USA

We’ve added one of Tom’s favorite books, “The Geography of Nowhere” and its sequel to our book list, and having just read an excerpt we are convinced this is not your garden-variety, dry, cracker-choking technical thesis. We should have known, since Mr. Kunstler worked as a newspaper reporter, and editor for The Rolling Stone. He also… Continue Reading