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History Often Repeats

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
[caption id="attachment_583" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="\"Looking for Answers to Fuel Problems\""][/caption] The headline “Looking for Answers to Fuel Problem” could have been in this morning’s newspaper. But the date on this article is actually 1979. That long haired fellow on the right is me, explaining how a solar room heater works. Those ...

Poles with a story

Monday, April 20th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_569" align="alignnone" width="248" caption="Story Poles"][/caption] No doubt, you have noticed orange plastic netting strung between poles while driving through the countryside. These “story poles” or “ridge poles” depict the actual size and location of proposed buildings. The brightly colored netting simulates the shape of the roof. These full-scale mock-ups are ...
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Our Process: 3D Modeling

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009
[caption id="attachment_496" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Plasticville"][/caption] Scaled models are captivating. As a young boy, I spent many hours playing with my Lionel train and O-scaled town. (I started urban planning at an early age.) I still have the collection of Plasticville miniatures to include a church, school, post office, dime store, theater, ...
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My Summer Vacation

Monday, December 8th, 2008
[caption id="attachment_341" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dymaxion House"][/caption] Do you remember returning to school in the fall and being asked by your teacher to write an essay on "What I did on my summer vacation?" You should not be surprised that I spent some of my vacation time looking at buildings. While attending ...
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Collecting the Internet

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
The internet is full of interesting information and RSS will deliver it to your desktop. RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a method for subscribing to websites that deliver continually updated information, such as this blog from Thomas J. Carleton Architecture. News sites, magazines and blogs are typical uses for RSS. Sites ...
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Running on Revit

Monday, July 21st, 2008
Utilizing our new software tool, AutoDesk Revit Architecture, we have created preliminary design concepts for remodeling the Amtrak Station in Salinas to add Greyhound Bus service. Using blueprints from 1941 and measurements taken from the existing structures, we created a virtual model of the historic train station and then outlined ...
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Exciting Technology Upgrade

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
TJCAIA is transitioning to the next level of architectural computer drafting. For more than ten years our firm has been using the the industry standard AutoCAD software to develop our architectural drawings. This method has served us well and has become an integral part of our process. Recently a new ...
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