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December 24, 2019

I have worked almost every day since I was fifteen.  First as a janitor for a daycare service at my father’s church.  I cleaned toys, vacuumed around dirty clothes and augured more than one toilet.  This job motivated me to work harder, aim higher and earn more money....

December 17, 2019

We, as designers, understand the principles of how materials work and what looks the best where.  But what separates our minds from our consumers is the questioning of why.  Why is this the color something needs to be?  Why is this shape more functional?  As Mitrovic s...

November 19, 2019

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Architects and designers struggle with this concept daily.  We are hired for our keen sense of style/taste/content, but also for instinct on what makes something beautiful in the right context.  Can beauty be justified as a legiti...

October 30, 2019

As architects design, the concept of Place is always an underlying factor.  To create a functional layout which remains relevant to its location, it must cater to the clients needs.  But authenticity is a defining element of a community’s ethos.  New buildings must con...

September 10, 2019

Universal versus Relative Knowledge.  Right and wrong versus abstract thought is like comparing mathematics to music.  One is constant, unchanging and undeniable while the other expresses emotion, triggers memories and sensations.  However, it is important to recognize...

September 3, 2019

Designers always struggle with the idea of what looks right, what works best, how it all functions.  Is less really more if the sacrifice is appearance?  Should a designer ignore function for the sake of aesthetics?  These questions linger in every design option create...

August 13, 2019

As designers, our concepts are based on the relationship and shift of priorities between the natural and the imaginative approaches. We explore basics around realism and romanticism and examine how these theoretical positions are present in contemporary design. So, wha...

July 30, 2019

Over the years, Synthesis has been approached with a plethora of design opportunities.  Whether creating a monumental wayfinding tool, higher education facility or a senior living home, we have a diverse portfolio of design options.  Yet, we challenge ourselves to stay...

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