• This Frank Lloyd Wright Home Is a Model of Universal Design

    Gwendolyn Purdom |

    Nearly 30 years after Congress passed the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, accessible-design advocates say there’s still plenty of work to be done to make the built environment just as accommodating for people with disabilities as it is for everybody else. But Erick Mikiten, a California architect with a specialty in universal design, points out one striking example of accessible design from which homeowners, other pros and accessibility champions could learn a lot. And it predates the ADA by more than three decades.

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  • TimberFever Announces Winners!

    CATHERINE PORTER |

    For the second year in a row, Architect Daniel Hall and The Architect Builders Collaborative were thrilled to assist with the Timber Fever wood design and engineering student competition. Daniel mentored several teams of keen engineering and architecture students from across the country as they worked on their one-day water station project. Check out thie post from the founder of TimberFever, David Moses Engineering…..

    The results are in from the fourth annual #TimberFever Design-Build Competition presented by Moses Structural Engineers!

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  • What Our Customers are Saying About Us

    Daniel Hall |

    What Our Customers are Saying About Us

    At The Architect Builders Collaborative Inc., we’re proud of the work that we do. But, instead of telling you why our customers love us, we’ll let them do the talking! Here’s what some of our customers are saying about us lately

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  • Announcing The New Website

    Daniel Hall |

    We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

    Our new website provides our existing and prospective clients a simple yet interactive view of our work and the services we offer.

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  • New Website Under Construction

    Daniel Hall |

    New Website Coming Soon!

    We are currently revamping our website. Our new website will be interactive and mobile friendly!

    Watch this space for updates. Just few more weeks to go!

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  • The Mind of an Architect

    Daniel Hall |

    One of the best parts about drafting is that while using part of the brain to draw and operate the software, there is enough capacity left over to listen to music or even better, a podcast. My favourite architecture podcast is 99% invisible which is narrated by Roman Mars and his epically soothing voice along with various other [equally pleasant voiced] members of his creative team. Actually, 99% invisible is similar to listening to CBC radio in that compared to other radio stations or podcasts everyone sounds really clear and expertly recorded.

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  • Tree Removal Permits

    Daniel Hall |

    green renovation architect Toronto

    Living in a city that is full of healthy trees is important for everyone and Toronto is working to protect and grow our urban forest, keeping our trees healthy and our city green and beautiful. As your trees grow and change they’re likely to need some work, but before you adjust an established tree permits are required. Here are the need-to-know procedures and the need-to-have forms.

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  • Basic Tile is Great

    Daniel Hall |

    green renovation architect Toronto

    We are lucky to live in a city full of tiles from all over the world -not to mention many great outlet stores. However, classic tile shapes and colours are commonly chosen for their understated aesthetic and low cost. Some of our favourites are squares, rectangles, and hexagons. Basic tile is great for playing with colour and patterning. Let me show you the pleasure of basic tiles.

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  • Pre-Purchase Reno Review

    Daniel Hall |

    green renovation architect Toronto

    Architect Daniel Hall, O.A.A., LEED AP specializes in Green Design and renovations to older houses. With over 30 years of building experience Daniel can answer all your questions in a personally tailored Pre-purchase Reno Review before you make an offer.

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  • How Green Am I?

    Daniel Hall |

    green renovation architect Toronto

    Have you ever wondered how green you are? Why not try this fun little quiz and find out!

    Download the PDF!

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