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At the beginning of every year people think that is it is time to reflect and start new goals. But all too often people start and then a few weeks into the year things go back to “normal” and Life just gets in the way of all the brand-new goals that we just made. But there is a better way to st...
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I have been at TK Design for 7 years and have over 28 years of experience in the field of architecture.  As we approach the end of year, I like to reflect on what was accomplished and in my opinion TK Design has had an amazing year.  To touch on just a few, we have made significant improv...
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BY TODD HALLETT, AIA NOVEMBER 21, 2022 Skyrocketing material and labor costs followed by sharp interest rate increases have worsened the current housing affordability crisis. These factors have forced home builders to reduce pricing, and therefore profit margins, to maintain sales velocity. ...
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My roots began in the field over 35 years ago doing everything from installing the sump system, shingling the roof, and everything in between. I spent over 15 years learning everything about residential construction that I could, until I realized I wanted to learn more than what the field expe...
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What I value and appreciate most about TK is the overall inclusive environment. We have a diverse group from all over the world working here. TK makes sure we take the time to have opportunities to share our stories with each other. We’ve done it a few different ways over the years and as we’ve...
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As long as I can remember, driving around town or on our way to a new adventure, I was in the backseat studying each home to see the details that make each home unique and wondering what were behind those windows and doors. I also loved to flip through magazines and come across a “Before and Afte...
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On top of sharing an office, TK and True North have shared ideals when it comes to designing and building lean. True North is a consulting leader in implementing lean process & methods to the construction industry, and TK is a lean certified design firm. Being in an environment with heavy focus...
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Southeast Michigan Home Feature: TK Design & Associates/Locklear Bourgeau Custom Homes ...
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The TK team is amazing at using new technologies for preparing construction drawings. Revit lot spec is one of the latest applications that the TK team uses for the best collaboration and coordination. Fortunately, I got an opportunity to be part of this team. The team lead and other colleagues are...
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Since I received my Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Tech in 2009, I have spent over 7 years working for multiple architecture and engineering firms. I use both AutoCAD and Revit to generate working drawings of plans, elevations, building sections, and detail sheets. I can also use...
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