Savvy Shipping Container Storage

Savvy Shipping Container Storage

LEAP Architecture designed a quick and easy shipping container storage for KOBO Candles to provide more room for their expanding business.    Shipping containers were originally intended for the purpose of storing goods during long transits, so it makes sense that they are designed to be water tight and durable.  That combined with the ability to lock them up, offers security and safe storage from the elements. Shipping containers have been used for everything from low-cost housing to swimming pools (by cutting the top off). So,...

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Healthier Workplace: Enhanced Business Culture

Healthier Workplace: Enhanced Business Culture

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.” Irving Weiner, AIA, & Environmental Psychology Professor Have you ever walked into an office, or store and felt like, “Ahh, this is a place I want to be”? Maybe you’re...

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Want a Healthier Workplace? Try Architecture.

Want a Healthier Workplace? Try Architecture.

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 wake up in the morning and think to themselves, “Another day at the fart-factory”, (which is what my father snidely referred to the high school where he taught), maybe your space...

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5 Benefits of a Happy, Healthy Home, Part 2

5 Benefits of a Happy, Healthy Home, Part 2

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 make a happy & healthy home! Just to refresh, we consider all of the following aspects in LEAP’s Residential Designs. How to: Enhance Family Life Enhance Sleeping, Eating, Bathing and...

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5 Benefits of Designing a Happy, Healthy Home

5 Benefits of Designing a Happy, Healthy Home

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 also makes you feel great!   5 Benefits of a Happy, Healthy Home Feel better, save money, and add more of that je ne sais que to your day. Sound good? We think so. LEAP’s design...

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Architecture of Health. Design Your Way Happy.

Architecture of Health. Design Your Way Happy.

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 January, let’s check in: what was your New Year’s Resolution? Was it to take control of your health? Maybe you already eat a pretty healthy diet, get exercise, and still feel like...

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Albany Architects Keep Seeds Safe in Haiti

Albany Architects Keep Seeds Safe in Haiti

 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 life, it’s not ideal for storing seeds—and most important are those seeds. The seed we are referring to are peanut and rice. This seed storage project is part of a larger effort to develop...

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Albany Architect’s Philanthropic Work in Haiti

Albany Architect’s Philanthropic Work in Haiti

LEAP Architecture was founded in part for Eric Davenport’s Philanthropic efforts in Haiti dating back to 2003. This Albany Architect has continued to stay involved over the years, and last week he traveled back to Haiti to survey the latest project; the design and cost of a new school.   Albany Architect Goes Back to School Eric Davenport (LEAP Architecture’s Founder, Albany, NY) returned earlier this week from a 3-day, world-wind trip to Haiti. The mission? Assess, discuss and come up with a design to replace the existing...

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LEAP Design Wins Capital Region’s Innovative Remodel

LEAP Design Wins Capital Region’s Innovative Remodel

LEAP’s design for a modern addition was awarded the “Most Innovative Remodel” and “Most Creative Remodel Feature” at the 2016 Best in Building Awards by the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association, Inc. (CRBRA).   Modern Addition We’ve been super proud of how this project turned out, and if you’ve read our Stories before, you’re sure to have seen our posts on Modern Addition. We’re pleased that the rest of the Capital Region of NY also took notice! And we certainly...

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LEAP Stands with Standing Rock

LEAP Stands with Standing Rock

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 is protesting the construction of a controversial oil pipeline that would cut across the American heartland. The Dakota Access Pipeline construction route crosses land that is sacred to the...

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