Author: haus-arch

15 May 2022
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Dylan Gahimer Student Intern

Dylan Gahimer, student intern, joins us from Ball State University and Columbus, Indiana.

We look forward to having Dylan in the office this summer and fall.  He’ll get some professional experience and help design and produce projects for our excellent clients.

Please join us in welcoming Dylan to the studio!

 

09 May 2022
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Back40House Photos

Back40House photos are now uploaded to the project site.

Check-out these initial shots and please check back later as the we refine and add to the story.  We have a lot more to share about this project, which we’ll be doing regularly over the next several months.

For instance, feel free to check-out our Instagram page for interesting storylines/details.

04 Apr 2022
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Tom Wechsler Construction Manager

We’re so happy to announce that Tom Wechsler has joined us as Construction Manager.

Tom will be working with us primarily through WERK | Building Modern helping run our construction projects.  But since HAUS and WERK share the same studio, we get to benefit from Tom’s expertise on the design-side of things also.

Tom brings 40+ years of experience in the construction industry, most recently via his excellent work at Stenz Construction.  We have been collaborating on construction projects with Tom for over 20 years.  In fact, Tom has been PM for some of our best projects over the years (check-out Shingle Style Lakehouse + Adagio).

Tom is a relationship guy and known for his attention to detail.  Welcome to the studio, Tom!

14 Mar 2022
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Climate Change: Whose Problem Is It?

Climate Change:  Whose Problem Is It?

This is an excellent article from GBRI (Green Building Research Institute) giving an overview of global warming concepts, history, and science.  Check-out the article and the informative links.

Excerpt

“Today, climate change is a well-known fact, but for years it was a hotly debated topic. While there are still some climate deniers, the majority of people have finally accepted the harsh truth that we’re facing. There’s no longer room for debate – we’ve had the 10 warmest years ever recorded since 2005, and hundreds of species are at risk if we continue on this path. We’re at risk to lose entire cities, as increased temperatures cause sea levels to rise.

There have been plenty of warning signs over the years. We can look back at the past century and see exactly what was happening. So, what did the earth look like before climate change? What will it look like in the future? This article will act as a climate time machine, taking you back to look at the changing climate over the years. Then, we’ll consider what these changes mean for us in the present day, what the future looks like, and, perhaps most importantly – whose problem is it, really?”

06 Mar 2022
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Free Home Construction

Free Home Construction:  In partnership with our friends at WERK | Building Modern, we are now offering “FREE HOME CONSTRUCTION”.

Simply hire us to design your new home, and we’ll take care of all construction costs for free.

Please inquire at create@haus-arch.com to set-up a call and learn more!

#everybodyknows #freeisnotreallyfree 🙂

25 Feb 2022
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Lumber Prices Still Soaring

Lumber prices are still soaring, and not just because of COVID-19.

We have been keeping our eyes on the lumber and other construction inflation for the past many months.  After dropping dramatically in mid to late 2021, we have noticed the lumber prices have again appeared to rise into early 2022.

This article link gives insight to the latest trends affecting the lumber industry.

28 Jan 2022
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AIA Excellence in Architecture 2022

HAUS received an AIA Excellence in Architecture 2022 Citation Award at last nights gala at Indiana State Museum.

Paul, Chris, and Erika represented HAUS to receive the award for Bridge House, which has now received it’s second AIA award.

Thanks again to our clients, and AIA Indianapolis for coordinating and hosting an outstanding event.

HAUS | Architecture Group pose at the AIA Indianapolis Excellence in Architecture 2022 Gala at Indiana State Museum
Ashleigh Lay, Paul Reynolds, Jen Short, Chris Short, Erika Rogers, and Josh Randolph pose at the 2022 AIA Indianapolis Excellence in Architecture Gala at Indiana State Museum – January 27th, 2022 – HAUS | Architecture For Modern Lifestyles
07 Jan 2022
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G BLOC Exterior

We enjoyed the year getting settled-in at G BLOC.

Check out some of the new exterior photos and updates to the project story!

03 Jan 2022
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Michael Shirley Student Intern

Michael Shirley joins us as Student Intern for Spring Term through summer 2022!

He is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Architecture, with this internship putting a wrap on his 4th year.

If you see Michael in the studio, be sure to ask him about his rock-climbing expertise.

May 2022 – As it turns-out, Michael decided to dedicate his summer to rock-climbing and renovating a bus instead of working in studio through summer.  BOOOOOO !!!   They are not booing, just chanting “Michael, Michael, Michael !!!” 🙂  We wish you good luck in your future endeavors, Michael!

11 Nov 2021
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Bridging Environments

Bridging environments | the award-winning, low-profile retreat that lightly touches its landscape, paying tribute to both its homeowners’ affinity for nature and art.

Bridge House Featured IN Great Lakes by Design Magazine (Volume 5, Issue 5) Bridging environments | the award-winning, low-profile retreat that lightly touches its landscape, paying tribute to both its homeowners' affinity for nature and art - Fennville, Michigan - Lake Michigan

Check out Great Lakes by Design Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 5, featuring Bridge House.

Thanks again to our client and collaborators!

03 Nov 2021
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C & P Shoot

Paul Reynolds interacts with people, spaces and dogs - Back40House - Pendleton, IN
Paul Reynolds interacts with people, spaces and dogs – Back40House – Pendleton, IN

C & P got the opportunity to spend the day shooting Back40House on this beautiful fall day in Pendleton!

Chris was definitely in his element, with many prime opportunities to “wave his arms around“; sometimes while in conversation, and other times while motioning for Paul to reposition props.

Besides helping stage the shots, Paul enthusiastically interacted with people, spaces and dogs.  It was a good day all-around!

09 Aug 2021
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Code Red for Humanity (Climate Crisis)

Code Red:  UN Report details how climate change is affecting the earth.

What can we do to help?  We continue to integrate resilience and energy efficiency goals into our design + build process whether or not our clients are requesting it (many clients are, some are not).  We are being proactive and making sure our clients have the latest information to informatively make their final choices and decisions.

Contact us for a deeper dive into this very important topic and our process!

02 Aug 2021
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Ke’Toren Mendoza Student Intern

Ke’Toren Mendoza joins HAUS as architectural student intern for Fall Term!

We look forward to having Ke’Toren on the team to see how he can help us with our creative projects.  Likewise, we look forward to giving him some good opportunities to learn and grow in his first opportunity at an architectural firm.

Please join us in welcoming Ke’Toren!

10 Jul 2021
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Rural Modern Pool Deck

Check out this new photo of Rural Modern pool deck.

Our client finished Phase Two of this project in summer 2021 to complete a project process that began in 2014.

Please check-back for other updates about the design + construction process!

19 Jun 2021
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Nestled in the Trees

We are so happy how Grandview is turning-out (nestled in the trees).

The pre-existing tree canopy and lakeside location is such an idyllic setting.

So much work goes into dreaming and creating a work of architecture.  Working with our clients to come-up with the design concept, then the key details may only get you 25% there.

You have to have really great communication between Owner, Architect, and Construction Team from beginning-to-end to get you to the finish-line.  We are almost to a-hundred!

 

08 May 2021
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Lumber Price Explosion

The lumber price explosion has been a hot topic for about 9 months, and the story continues.

Up to now, we have blamed COVID mainly, but also the cold weather event in Texas.  But there are some other factors at play also, per this attached article from Visual Capitalist.

These extraordinary events and costs are certainly affecting the construction industry.  However, all indicators are telling us that the design + construction markets remain as hot as ever.  How much will these circumstances affect your decision to renovate or build new?

Historical Lumber Prices - Lumber Price Explosion - Visual Capitalist
Historical Lumber Prices – Lumber Price Explosion – Visual Capitalist

10 Feb 2021
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We’ve Moved to G BLOC!

We have moved our studio to G BLOC in Broad Ripple North Village right next to the Monon Trail!

It’s been a long COVID-influenced, socially-distanced 12 months, and we are very much looking forward to the future.  In fact, we are all back together in one space again!

Although we are still keeping socially distanced (for the most-part), it’s great to be able to communicate and collaborate with team members in-person again.

If you are in the area, please stop by G BLOC for a visit!

15 Jan 2021
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Grandview Lakehouse Progress

Grandview Lakehouse is progressing nicely in Columbus, Indiana.

This design was greatly influenced by previous issues with the former structure on the site (water-related).

Check-out the updated story highlighting the ongoing progress!