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Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing

  Leslie Saul is well known to take out her “fat marker” and her roll of trace at a meeting and proceeds to  generate sketches and plans right before the client’s eyes.   It is a talent that is rarely seen, as the computer generated drawings have taken over the lost art of hand drawing. The […]

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Welcome Carlos!

LS&A is pleased to announce the addition of Carlos Munoz to our “LS&A Family”. Carlos has moved from Miami to Cambridge with his wife and two children, and will be with us while his wife is attending a fellowship at Harvard University.  Originally from El Salvador and Guatemala, Carlos has over 20 years of retail, […]

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Striking Angles and Smooth Curves Balance Miami's Skyline

Like sweet-and-salty fried plantains, Miami’s skyline has a delicate balance. The striking angles of some buildings balance out the smooth curves of others. The result is a skyline like no other.   STRIKING ANGLES Performing arts center.  The Adrienne Arsht Center by architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli has angular forms that collide with grace.   Brickell World […]

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Serving Up Style

Just as we finish the Halloween candy and put away the ghouls and carved pumpkins, we turn our thoughts to the next holiday on the calendar.    Of course,  we are talking about Thanksgiving.  Setting the table is such a big part of setting the mood for the feast.   How do you set your […]

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Before and After: From An Evening’s Doodling To A Transformed Home

When the clients called for a design consultation about how to transform their dark and cramped Tudor into an open and bright space suitable for a young and growing family, they thought that the creative process was something that architects did at their offices away from the clients.  Leslie arrived one evening and worked in […]

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Once Upon A Time: A Tale of Before and Afters

Who can resist a classic fairy-tale of how the ugly duckling becomes a beautiful swan, or the Cinderella story of how a humble young girl becomes a beautiful princess?   So while doing some “spring cleaning” this summer in our archive loft, we came across some before pictures of one of our projects. We thought […]

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Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright House Respects Design

The restoration of a Frank Lloyd Wright residential structure in Canton, Ohio respects the iconic architect’s design intent. Two key design elements of the Usonian John J. Dobkins House — triangles and Asian influence — are respected in the restoration. Triangles. The home is a continuation of Wright’s use of geometry in architecture — an approach that […]

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Harvard Graduate School of Design Symposium 9/27/12

Tomorrow, September 27, 2012, the Harvard Graduate School of Design will host a symposium by renowned architect Daniel Bonilla of Bogotá, Colombia. The symposium, entitled “Dissolving the Boundary”, is about the principles that the academic architect developed while practicing in Bogotá.     Daniel Bonilla’s focus on authentic materials and the ecological needs of each site […]

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View Our Portfolio on RISD's Website!

It is a pleasure for us to have our portfolio on RISD’s website. Leslie Saul earned her Bachelor’s of Architecture, Fine Arts and Architecture at Rhode Island School of Design and enjoys her continued involvement with the college. The portfolio covers the range of our work, covering various design disciplines. Academic projects. Our university projects, […]

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Dining In

We are sadly getting to the end of the summer, and now that the weather is getting cooler, we are moving our meals from the outdoor patios and screened-in porches to cozy indoor dining rooms and kitchens. A well-used dining room speaks of sharing; food, drink, friends and family.  Indeed, it’s often the most sociable […]

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