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Working Toward Lowering Energy Use in Buildings

Imagine being able to harness the sun’s rays streaming through your windows to heat your indoor living space. What if your family could be comfortable and healthier indoors during every season of the year? Now picture your bank account after you’ve enjoyed up to nearly 70 percent in energy savings.

All of this and more can be yours with a Passive House Design. FJ Baehr Architects is proud to be able to offer its clients all of the benefits that come with a passive house, including lowering energy usage and more.

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Preplanning Your Spring Hardscaping Project

Are you itching for warmer weather so you can tackle those latent outdoor projects? Spring is right around the corner, and so is your patio update or other hardscaping design. Pittsburgh-based FJ Baehr Architects offers some tips to get started in the planning phase.

Our expert design team will consider your project from a variety of angles: space, style, maintenance, privacy needs, budget, and material durability for long-term success.

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Tips for planning your home renovation

Are you considering a home renovation? This may be your first project, but FJ Baehr -Architects has a long, proud history of working with clients on home remodeling. Pittsburgh-based, we provide clients with not only the services they need but the confidence that each seemingly small decision will come together in the end just as they envisioned.

Here’s the inside scoop on home renovations Pittsburgh-style.

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Designing an Office Space for Productivity

Over the years, the design of office space has undergone drastic changes. From naturally lit perimeter offices and cores crammed with desks to more open office floor plans where everyone has access to natural light. This evolution has encouraged productivity as well as collaboration.
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Hiring an Architect to Design Your Outdoor Living Space

 Hiring an Architect to Design Your Outdoor Living Space

Warmer weather is here and it is time to extend your living space outside.  When it comes to your outdoor living space, there are numerous possibilities. You can lounge next to a pool by day or tell stories by a fire pit at night.  You can cook in an outdoor kitchen and dine al fresco with friends and family.  Or simply extend your indoor living space with a deck, terrace or loggia and soak in the sun.  Making the most of your outdoor space can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose.

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Benefits of Hiring an Architect for Residential Work

The thought of a residential construction project can be daunting whether it’s a new home, kitchen remodel or three-story addition, there are many decisions to make.  These decisions will affect the cost of the construction as well as impact how you live in your home for years to come.

Why hire an architect?
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McFadden Interiors

The homeowners came to Seattle-based brink creative group with a daunting task: 4500+ square feet of custom modern build, no color.

We hope you enjoy this walk through our moody [but warm] new project house.

Heatherbrae Square

Heatherbae Square is an exciting retail and commercial development in Indiana, PA. The 12,435 square foot development will enhance the walkability of the area to include nearby offices and multi family living. It will feature outdoor dining within a beautiful landscape.

PISA Ribbon Cutting

The PISA Hardwood Courts Building is open! This 14,500 square foot addition houses hardwood courts for Futsal, Volleyball and Basketball as well as a viewing mezzanine and party rooms. As the Architect we coordinated with PISA and the contractor, Kress Brothers Builders to successfully design, permit and construct the project within an extremely tight time frame.