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Healthier Workplace: Enhanced Business Culture

Healthier Workplace: Enhanced Business Culture

Posted in Commercial, Stories

Architectural design plays a large part in workplace psychology and enhanced business culture. It helps define everything from company culture and ethics, to employee productivity. Psychology of Design  “Environmental psychology explores the parameters and variables that might alter one’s mood, behavior, productivity, effectiveness, and attitude.”...

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Want a Healthier Workplace? Try Architecture.

Want a Healthier Workplace? Try Architecture.

Posted in Commercial, Stories

Creating a healthier workplace can cover many topics. Do we mean air quality of the building, employee satisfaction or the business bottom line? Yes, yes, & yes. Read on to learn how LEAP’s designs can holistically improve the health and productivity of your business.    Happiness is a Key Ingredient in Healthier Workplace If your employees...

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5 Benefits of a Happy, Healthy Home, Part 2

5 Benefits of a Happy, Healthy Home, Part 2

Posted in Healthy Home, Stories

Energy efficiency never felt so good! In our last post, we discussed how great home design can enhance family life, along with your sleeping, eating, bathing and lifestyles. If you missed it, pop over and have a read. This week, we delve into the last 3 design considerations on our list (daylight, air quality and energy), and how they can be leveraged to...

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5 Benefits of Designing a Happy, Healthy Home

5 Benefits of Designing a Happy, Healthy Home

Posted in Healthy Home, Stories

More and more families and businesses are recognizing the value of designing for health, and working with architects like LEAP to create happier homes and more productive businesses. You probably spend a significant amount of time in your home, but is that affecting your health for better or worse? Check out 5 ways we design to ensure a healthy home, which...

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Architecture of Health. Design Your Way Happy.

Architecture of Health. Design Your Way Happy.

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Architecture of health. It feels good to look at incredible views, clean lines, minimal clutter, and that’s not all. More and more families and businesses are recognizing the value of designing for health, and working with architects like LEAP to create happier homes and more productive businesses.  Architecture of Health As we approach the end of...

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Albany Architects Keep Seeds Safe in Haiti

Albany Architects Keep Seeds Safe in Haiti

Posted in Get to Know the Architect, Haiti, Stories

 How to prevent spoilage? Our minds usually jump to refrigeration, but what if electricity is not available or reliable? Albany architects use their green building expertise to solve this conundrum and help Haitians preserve seeds for high-yield crops.   Be Cool, Seeds Haiti can be pretty hot and humid. While this might sound appealing for island...

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LEAP Stands with Standing Rock

LEAP Stands with Standing Rock

Posted in Get to Know the Architect, Stories

LEAP Architecture stands with our Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota. We have committed to design efficient, yet inexpensive, winter-worthy housing structures. Please consider making a contribution to purchase building materials for this effort. Donate to the Winter Shelters Here.   Standing Rock Sioux Nation Standing Rock Sioux Nation...

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Smart Bathroom Renovation As Featured on Houzz

Smart Bathroom Renovation As Featured on Houzz

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It’s time for your bathroom renovation project. There is a lot of effort involved, so how do you insure enjoyment for years to come? Smart Bathroom Renovation Any readers of Ram Dass know the mantra “Be here now”, which basically directs you to live in the present moment. While we at LEAP try our best to Carpe diem, it does make sense to...

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Architects Creative Every Day Features LEAP

Architects Creative Every Day Features LEAP

Posted in Get to Know the Architect, Stories

LEAP Founder—Eric Davenport—relates what the life of an Albany Architect is like, in this 6 strip comic by local artist Ira Marks.    Architects Creative Every Day Creative Every Day – Tales of Art and Life Colliding – is a collection of stories from local creatives around the Capital District of New York. It was conceived, collected,...

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ENERGY STAR Partner – Leap Makes Pledge

ENERGY STAR Partner – Leap Makes Pledge

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As an ENERGY STAR Partner, we are creating house plans designed to earn the ENERGY STAR certification, and helping meet consumers’ growing demand for high quality, energy-efficient homes. ENERGY STAR Partner – What it Means If you’ve ever walked into a big box store looking for a new appliance, you’re probably familiar with the ENERGY...

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Architects —Why You’re Not Working with Them

Architects —Why You’re Not Working with Them

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Do you have a building project on the horizon? Have you kicked around the idea of calling in an architect, but got talked out of it? Here are the 3 reasons why you aren’t calling architects, and why it hurts you not to. 1. My Builder’s Doing the Design “My builder says we don’t need architects. His team can do the design”....

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Meet the Architect, Eric Davenport

Meet the Architect, Eric Davenport

Posted in Get to Know the Architect, Stories

Get to Know LEAP Founder and Architect, Eric Davenport in our next series of posts! 5 Questions with Eric     What was your first job? My first job was working at Stewarts in Clifton Park, NY, where I grew up. One of my duties was scraping out the bottom of the chili pot—an experience that turned me on to vegetarianism, lol!   What led you to...

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Sustainable Building Goals Made Simple

Sustainable Building Goals Made Simple

Posted in Passive House Design, Stories

So you’re interested in going green, being environmentally responsible, and feeling pretty damn good about it—until the influx of terms and programs rush in—LEED, Energy Star, Passive House, Carbon Neutral. What’s right for me? That’s why we’re going to take you through our Sustainable Building Goals Made Simple.  ...

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