In the world of Architecture and Construction, it seems that the budget of a project has morphed form being “one” of the aspects of a project to “the” aspect of a project. Contractors take the position of protecting the budget above all else. Pressing construction schedules forward to maintain material and labor costs or eliminating unique building features that could be non-standard construction are methods used to maintain budgets and schedules at the detriment of design.
Over the past four months, I participated in an exciting volunteer-based program that exposes youth to the realm of architecture and design. Once a week, I had the privilege of presenting Ms. Robert’s 5th grade class (Canyon View Elementary) with structured lesson plans highlighting key design concepts and principles; including scale, space, structure, rhythm, typology, planning and presentation skills.
In celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. Green Building Council Nevada (USGBC Nevada) and GREEN Alliance honored local leaders who are inspiring immense progress for Nevada, illuminating the best in green building, community engagement and service at the GREENFest Awards Gala. In a recent award ceremony, Cashman Equipment received the Community Green Building Legacy Award for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada. Read More