Archive for the ‘Andre Marquez Architects’ Category


September 14th, 2017 by Andre Marquez Architects

Not a typical painting by this Post-Impressionist master…

Laugh Out Loud… Bathrooms – Part II…

July 24th, 2017 by Andre Marquez Architects

Here are some more pictures of bathrooms from the: “Whoever thought THAT was a good idea?!” folder. You know, let’s be grateful that we don’t have the Russian toilet camaraderie design custom here… but then again… can we make the partitions actually give us some privacy? Please?   There are many ways to solve this […]

Laugh Out Loud… Bathrooms…

June 7th, 2017 by Andre Marquez Architects

We keep a folder filled with pictures taken throughout our days/travels; it’s labeled: Oddities&More. More often than not… it’s pictures taken in public bathrooms. No… not THOSE kinds of pictures… more like: Whoever thought THAT was a good idea?! For example, here are two of our faves in the “really?” department (both from the same bathroom… […]

Adaptive Re-use

May 22nd, 2017 by Andre Marquez Architects

According to that most erudite of sources, Wikipedia, Adaptive reuse, “refers to the process of reusing an old site or building for a purpose other than which it was built or designed for.” Here at our office, we like to say that this is what we specialize in… not that we don’t take on new […]

Road Trips and Road Stops

May 3rd, 2017 by Andre Marquez Architects

A few years back, we undertook the best vacation ever: road trip from Portsmouth, VA to Santa Fe, NM. As we traveled through major cities and took many turns through small town America, we saw the good, the bad and the ugly, when it comes to architecture… both old and new. However, one of the […]

Allergic to Trends?

April 4th, 2017 by Andre Marquez Architects

Trends in Architecture and Interior Design that may conflict with ADA regulations.

Who Are You?

September 2nd, 2015 by Andre Marquez Architects

Life is an adventure expressed in creative events having a lasting legacy… The size of a project must not affect the quality of the design… Everyone deserves to be heard.

The Flea vs Goliath

August 25th, 2015 by Andre Marquez Architects

Big box firm vs. small boutique firm and two different approaches to the same client.

Why an Architect?

September 21st, 2014 by Andre Marquez Architects

You see them hanging from rearview mirrors, or in jewelry, or in front of windows… dream catchers. When you think about your home, house of worship, or office building, do you have a vision of what you want, what it should or should not have, how you will feel in it, walk through it, work […]

Religious Building Needed

September 17th, 2014 by Andre Marquez Architects

You lead a congregation… or you are an elder… or you have just been appointed to your church/synagogue/mosque/worship building committee. Pretty daunting, right? Where do you start your construction project? In your case, you already know “what” you’re building. Your question is probably: how? Where do you start your worship center/building project? You need to […]