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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 […]

Commercial Building Plans

September 17th, 2014 by Andre Marquez Architects

Do you know where to start? Commercial building plans start slightly different from residential projects. Oftentimes, residential projects are built in established neighborhoods, and the site needs are minimal. In commercial projects, however, there are many additional requirements. For example, zoning laws will determine what you can or cannot build on a particular site, the […]

Looking Delicious

September 17th, 2014 by Andre Marquez Architects

“Three-quarters of consumers say going to a restaurant with family and friends is a better use of their leisure time than cooking and cleaning up.” (National Restaurant Association’s 2014 Restaurant Industry Pocket Factbook – Whether for business, pleasure, or convenience, eating out has become a normal part of everyday life. In the US, with […]