April 16, 2014

Color Selection

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Color Selection. A tough task when it comes to presenting possible colors to a owner. In the above photo a prominent landmark building has undergone construction repairs to the exterior. From the public sidewalk the most noticeable change is the brightly painted blue fence. Traditionally these fences were sometimes a very dark grey color but most of the time they are black.  

Lesson Learned: Clients and Architects don't always fully agree. In this case, it is not a life safety issue therefore it is easier to document the issue and move on. Working cohesively with your clients is essential. On to the next fire that needs to be put out!          

Jared W Smith, R.A.

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