Living WELL! – An Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

As an Architect – Our architectural team has successfully completed the three-part SHPO/NPS application process for our clients. VIP’s architects understand the preservation standards and how they are interpreted, and have successfully balanced the often-competing demands of the preservation standards, the client’s intended program/ function for the building, and the construction budget.

Historic Preservation Month – Historic Tax Credits

As an Architect – Our architectural team has successfully completed the three-part SHPO/NPS application process for our clients. VIP’s architects understand the preservation standards and how they are interpreted, and have successfully balanced the often-competing demands of the preservation standards, the client’s intended program/ function for the building, and the construction budget.

Design Explained in Fewer than 140 Characters

Design explained in fewer than 140 characters Asking experts to simply explain what design is, can be like asking Stephen Hawking to simply explain his black hole theory. With so many moving parts and pieces, design can come off as so complicated to those who have not studied it, that they lose interest in learning […]

10 Myths about Development: Busted

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10 Myths about Development: Busted Property development can often seem daunting to those not involved in the field. There are very few people that truly understand the ins and outs of development, and, because of this, there are many myths and misconceptions that can scare off the average person. In order to truly understand development, […]

9 Design Ideas for Small Living Spaces

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While increased urbanization is attracting more people to urban areas like Syracuse, affordability is becoming a more significant issue. As a result, smaller, less expensive living spaces are trending, opening the door to more innovative approaches that make the most out of these spaces without sacrificing convenience or design sensibility. In fact, with some flexibility and […]

Shovel-Ready Sites Give Builders, Developers and Owners a Competitive Edge

Cities all across the country are in fierce competition to attract new businesses, expansions, and relocations because of the jobs and tax base that come with them. The goal is to attract enterprises that will complement and supplement communities. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate with a competitive edge. Enter “shovel-ready” sites. These […]