7 Home Repairs Everyone Should Know How to Do

You don't want to call a handyman or plumber every time something goes wrong around the house. Letting someone else handle minor repairs is convenient, but it's also expensive. That's not to say you should DIY your electrical wiring or furnace installation, but when it comes to these seven easy home repairs, it's worth knowing how to do it yourself.

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Finding Neurological Nourishment in Design

What is Biophilia?

The term biophilia was coined by Edward O. Wilson to describe the inclination and need of humans to affiliate with natural systems (Wilson 1984). Biophilic Design then is an approach that aims to connect people with nature through our built physical environment, recognizing and utilizing the benefits of nature on health - using natural elements…

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Poster at the ANFA Conference

This past weekend was the 4th biannual Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) Conference and my abstract was selected for a poster presentation!

My topic was “Suppressing the Visual Sense to Enhance the Experience of Spiritual Spaces…

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Human Scale & Architecture

Think about the last time you took a walk outside. How was your experience? Was there a small sidewalk, a large sidewalk or no sidewalk at all? Was the floor uneven? Did it smell unpleasant or could you smell the lovely roses? Did you have to run so that you wouldn't get ran over by a car? Were you staring down at your phone because nothing else seemed more interesting?

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Can Different Ceiling Heights Influence the Way You Think?

Have you ever walked into a space and just felt so claustrophobic? Like you can barely catch your breath and you can’t wait to get out!

...that my friends, is probably the result of a low ceiling height (and probably tightly spaced walls)...

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How Can Aromas Define Your Space?

Of all the senses, I would say that the sense of smell is the most underappreciated.

Smell is an important sense as it can alert us to danger like gas leak, fire or rotten food but also is closely linked to parts of the brain that process emotion and memory. 

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Can You Feel Sound?

Have you ever felt a sound? Did you even know that you could feel sounds? It is amazing to learn about the human body and all of its capabilities, and I think it's even more amazing that architecture has led me to learn so much about the human body. 

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How Design Can Make You Feel Alive & Grateful

That moment you enter into a space and your initial reaction is "oooh" or "ahh"...and you feel like you are in the perfect place. You feel at peace. You feel happy. You feel alive & grateful. You feel inspired, and no matter what was going on that day, you know that everything will be okay.

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