How pleased we were to read the accolades received by our friend, Deborah Pierce. Her book, The Accessible Home has achieved the #1 mark in Amazon sales for publications on design, and was recently given a fabulous review in the New York Times. Deborah Pierce highlights the fact that universal home design can be luxurious, elegant, and aesthetically … [Read more...]
The Accessible Home ...Deborah Pierce How pleased we were to read the...
The New Sketchbooks:...Until recently, meeting with clients met bringing...
Rising Technology:Tu...It seems we are on the cusp of entering the Jetsonian...
20/20 Campaign Ends ...Leslie Saul & Associates celebrated the end...
Are Modern Homes Rea...So what gives with all these modern home designs...
Until recently, meeting with clients met bringing sketchpad, pencils, erasers, and other architectural design toys to draw as the client and/or architect(s) brainstorm. Now, architecture apps have reinvented the wheel, making it easy to create and share ideas/plans with nary a traditional sketchpad in sight. Here are some of our favorite … [Read more...]
It seems we are on the cusp of entering the Jetsonian or Trekie lifestyle we've imagined since we were kids. Though the incarnations may be slightly different, rising technology makes seemingly impossible things entirely possible. The newest innovations happening at Microsoft, Fujitsu, and other IT/tech companies are transforming the way we behave, and will … [Read more...]
Leslie Saul & Associates celebrated the end of a successful 20/20 Campaign with a celebration at Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville. LS&A ran a campaign through the LS&A blog and Facebook page to help celebrate 20 years of sharing their vision of good design at work by asking friends and associates for $20 donations to go toward the United … [Read more...]
So what gives with all these modern home designs involving lots of concrete, steel, and minimal white and colorless decor? Is this how people really live? If you have a normal life, and/or children, the term "minimalism" might set you on edge, as you wonder how on earth you can maintain that kind of existence without destroying the design. As architects … [Read more...]
One of the things seniors, and the rest of us, fear most about retirement housing, is the idea of leaving "home". Our Homes represent our memories, and connections to family and friends. Fortunately the tides are turning. Thoughtful, affordable, senior care facility design ensures seniors have a warm and social place to go, while remaining in close proximity … [Read more...]
In honor of our 20th birthday, Leslie Saul and Associates Architecture and Interiors recently hosted a fundraiser for the United Way. We are happy and grateful to have so many contributions made in our honor. Thank you for helping us raise over $5,000 for United Way! We wanted to take a moment to congratulate our winners … [Read more...]
Chairs and couches might not be the first things that spring to mind when you think of academic design. However, since campus life involves lecturing, studying, tutoring sessions, and socializing, designing seating conducive to these activities is crucial, as the architects at Diller, Scofidio + Renfro figured out when they forgot to add seating in their … [Read more...]
Leslie Saul & Associates is thrilled and proud to announce that we are a recipient of the prestigious “Envision Design Award” awarded by the Window Fashion Vision Magazine. All winning entries were announced at the Awards Ceremony Friday, April 19th in New Orleans during the International Window Covering Expo (IWCE): VISION … [Read more...]
For the most part, the green design movement has been grass roots-based. Only recently have municipalities begun to jump on the bandwagon to get involved. That's why it was so exciting when Pittsburgh 2030 District announced its goal to have 100% of its downtown property owners commit to reducing water usage, and energy and transportation emissions by … [Read more...]
The winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize for this year was recently announced, and we were excited to see the prize go to Japanese designer Toyo Ito. The announcement got us thinking about the relationship between form and function, and the ways in which architects are able to reconcile the two. Ito notably designed the Sendai Mediatech, a building … [Read more...]