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Comparing The Similiarities and Differences of a Few Boston Neighborhoods

Even without a tourist pamphlet or the guiding light of a native resident, a walk through Boston neighborhoods tells any first-timer the story of Boston’s rich and diverse history. There is Beacon Hill, which began its development in the late-18th century, where the northern slope was built to house former slaves, sailors and artists. Then […]

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Work Space Design: Choosing Amenities to Keep Your Employees Happy

On average, Americans will spend one-third of their lives working their days away in the office. That’s a lot of time to be stuck at a desk, and companies such as Google have taken steps to make that time a little more enjoyable. To ease the stresses of the day, Google has gone over the […]

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Who Will Dig Up Our Cities in 2,000 Years?

In an era dedicated to sustainable methods for building, developing, and living our lives, it seems like archaeology is the best place to look for solutions. Innovative building technologies are important, of course. But perhaps looking backwards, rather than forwards, is the optimal means of learning how humans managed to live harmoniously with Planet Earth […]

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Award Winning Windows

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 ‘13   Leslie Saul […]

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Boston Architecture: Back Bay

While technology and innovation drive architectural designs into previously unexplored realms, architects are also influenced by historic design concepts. Well-preserved historical buildings, like the architecture found in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, demonstrate that excellent design stands the test of time. Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood is considered one of the most well-preserved examples of 19th century […]

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Miami Architecture: The Art Deco District

Miami architecture is as varied as the city’s history, people, and cultures. Each neighborhood has a distinct look and (literal) flavor. However, the historic Art Deco District is representative of a very unique period in American History. As such, the buildings reflect signature Art Deco architectural style with an American pre-War twist. The Art Deco […]

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Miami's Porche Design Tower

If all goes as planned, one of America’s most innovative residential structures, Porche Design Tower, will rise near Miami. The highrise on Sunny Isles Beach will live up to its name, with large elevators taking owners straight to their condos…as they sit in their cars. The car elevator, profiled on Curbed Miami and Invest in Miami, is shown […]

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Miami's Vibrant Architecture, from Traditional to Modern

The architecture of Miami is a study in contrasts. The vibrant coastal city embraces diverse structures, from Versace’s uber-traditional villa to sleek modern award-winners. VERSACE VILLA. Casa Casuarina reflects the late Gianni Versace‘s embrace of traditional Italian and Classical motifs. The South Beach villa recently dropped in price from $125 million to $100 million, the South […]

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Pink Adds Zing To Any Color Palette

Pink may have been used for generations of little girls rooms (see the image below of a girl’s room in one of LS&A’s projects), but now it’s time to move it out of the bedroom and into the mainstream.  Pink is so unexpected in adult spaces, that it has high impact.   LS&A has used […]

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Cool Capitol: Two Modern Libraries in D.C.

Two innovative modern libraries in Washington, D.C., by architect David Adjaye, re-position public libraries as energetic community centers. Both buildings have spaces that invite you to relax and read, without putting you to sleep.   William O. Lockridge Library Energetic red enlivens one of the reading rooms in the William O. Lockridge Library.  Perhaps Adjaye studied […]

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