Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Stay Safe

May 31st, 2018 by Andre Marquez Architects

Is your facility secure? Sadly, in today’s environment that is a question all building owners need to ask. Do you know what types of locks you have on your exit doors? Can they be secured from inside while still allowing for emergency exiting? Does your staff have a back way to exit your space? If […]

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 […]

Allergic to Trends?

April 4th, 2017 by Andre Marquez Architects

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

Safety in the Built Environment

November 24th, 2015 by Andre Marquez Architects

From a design perspective designers need to be aware of, and plan for, the safety of everyone inside and outside a building.

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.