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Jessica’s Book Reviews

The summer warmth is quickly being replaced by cool autumn nights.  For me that means more time in front of a warm fireplace with a good book!  In recent years, I’ve found myself gravitating to more architecturally significant or influenced novel...

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Jessica’s 10 Year Retrospective

It has been 10 years since I walked through the doors of “the barn” to start my Architectural career at MKSD.  What a decade it has been.  Here are some highlights on how the world, and my own life, have changed since 2004.  And the list woul...

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Fire Up Your Creative Juices

If you know anything about me, you know I like interiors and details.  I have found many websites for project inspiration, but one of my favorites for both residential and commercial design, is Houzz (www.houzz.com).  From using a material in a new...

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Jessica Klocek passes ARE®

MKSD architects’ Jessica Klocek, has passed her Architect Registration Examination®(ARE®) to become a licensed architect in Pennsylvania. The ARE® is a testing procedure comprised of seven different examinations related to the various archi...

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“LEED”ing Green Design – Part 3

Update on MKSD’s first LEED submission! After an extended design journey and some significant progress on the construction of Northampton Community College’s New Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA, MKSD is excited to announce we have just submi...

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Design Intervention: Dormitory Study Space

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make a big change in a space. A very under-utilized space in the lower level of a girls’ dorm begged for an MKSD intervention.   A little paint, new lighting, carpet, furniture, and some help from...

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“LEED”ing Green Design- Part 2

It’s what you’ve been waiting for! In this, Part 2 of the “LEED”ing Green Design blog series, we will begin to take a closer look at the various ways a green or “LEED” design approach can benefit our clients. One of the easiest and...

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“LEED”ing Green Design

When the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) rolled out their new green building certification system in March of 2000, few anticipated that LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, would turn into the design focus that it has.  It ...

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