Article List
DateSubjectAuthor
04/18/2017 Dollars & Sense: Designing Within A Budget
In one way or another, all projects begin and end with one simple concern: cost. No matter the size, the budget allotted to a project is either near or at the...
BillBriggs
04/03/2017 Transforming Ordinary Materials with Design & Skill
As an architect, I regularly design projects that utilize luxury materials like Carrara marble, travertine tile, and high-end appliances. While it’s enjoyable...
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01/30/2017 Be Prepared: Investing in Design Elements That Protect Your Home
When it comes to new home construction, or renovations, homeowners naturally focus on the aesthetic aspects of the project such as fixtures, colors, and finish...
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11/16/2016 Good Design in Opposing Styles
As an architect, I’m often asked about what I think is good design. Now, what people are really asking is what styles I prefer- modern, traditional, ornate,...
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10/02/2016 No Project Too Small
I’ve always enjoyed tackling any kind of project, as long as good design was at the heart of it. From an 8,500 square foot home to a porch- there is no...
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10/02/2016 Dream It, Built It: From Daydreams to Drill Bits
If you’ve decided to build a new home- congratulations and welcome to one of the most challenging and exciting projects of your life! The “to do” feels long...
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09/16/2016 Dream It, Build It: What Works and What Doesn't When Designing New Construction
Remember watching those old sitcoms where every house looked like it was stamped from the exact same cookie cutter? From the linoleum floors to the Formica...
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08/15/2016 Dream It, Build It: Designing New Construction Homes
With a new house, you can get exactly what you want. You won’t find yourself restricting your vision to an existing structure; rather you’ll be able to realize...
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07/08/2016 Restoring Glory: Protecting and Preserving Your Older Home
As we conclude our series on older homes, I’d like to spend this time discussing ways to keep your older home both functional and beautiful as it ages. All...
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06/16/2016 Restoring Glory: The Pros and Cons of Owning an Older Home
An older home is not a blank canvas waiting for your customization, but rather a rich portrait meant to be enjoyed by the right collector. The floors may creak...
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05/25/2016 Restoring Glory: A Series on Living in and Loving an Older Home
(1950s, Dallas home. Williams S. Briggs' revamped the front with a new roof, new paint, new porch, new windows, new gutters and downspouts, new shutters.) It’s...
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05/25/2016 ICAA- Texas Chapter Hosts Garden Tour and Discussion about Design Collaboration
At the April 21st Lambert's Garden Tour hosted by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art- Texas Chapter, William Briggs participated in a panel...
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11/30/2015 French Chateau Style in the Modern Era
The house on Colgate demonstrates the French Chateau architecture style, which was popularized in America between 1880 and 1910. French Chateau architecture is...
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11/09/2015 Convenience Can Have Consequences
There is a towel rack on the top of my dishwasher. This might seem like an innocuous design feature, but it ultimately left me with a broken dishwasher. Time...
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09/30/2015 Local Architect Honored for Lee Park Pavilion
We are honored to announce that William S. Briggs has won a 2015 John Staub Award for our work at Lee Park. The John Staub Awards “recognize and promote...
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09/30/2015 Local Architect Honored for Lee Park Pavilion
We are honored to announce that William S. Briggs has won a 2015 John Staub Award for our work at Lee Park. The John Staub Awards “recognize and promote...
BillBriggs
06/14/2015 Lingering Ghosts of Bad Decisions
Is there a rattling in your attic? A hissing noise coming from your basement? A steady drip from your faucet? Is your home slowly driving you crazy? I...
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05/21/2015 Is Bigger Always Better?
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including our homes, but where you allocate that space in your home can really make a difference. You don’t want to sacrifice...
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05/12/2015 Soft Contemporary Style Mixes Clean Lines and Warmth
Contemporary homes have a reputation for giving off an almost utilitarian vibe. In designing this soft contemporary style home, we tempered the severe lines...
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04/27/2015 Good Drawings Pay for Themselves
People love to share their renovation war stories. It’s rare to go to a dinner party where guests aren’t commiserating about the cost of construction, delays,...
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