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Bolivar Aqua Zone – and BR&P – Raise the Bar for Regional Aquatics Centers

Bolivar

The newest aquatics center in the region opened in Bolivar, MO at the beginning of July. The $5.5 million addition to the Roy Blunt YMCA, also designed by Butler, Rosenbury & Partners several years ago, is a year-round swimming attraction giving patrons the opportunity to swim “outside” due to the unique OpenAire glass enclosure featuring […]

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

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The construction phase of a project is where there is the highest probability for problems to crop up. As a contractor friend says, “It’s where the rubber meets the road.” During the design phase, nearly everything is hypothetical and speculative because design is based on guidelines, specifications, calculations and experience. Every attempt is made by […]

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Be Prepared with a Plan of Action

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Branson Tornado Damage Assessments (Branson, MO) When one of our clients, HCW, LLC, recently experienced immense damage to several of its properties in Branson we were called in to help. Two of our partners, David Hess, AIA and Bruce Adib-Yazdi, AIA, LEED AP, went to help assess the situation at the Hilton Hotel and the […]

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Survey Says…

In late May, BR&P conducted an anonymous survey to gauge how our firm is perceived in general, and, specifically, how we perform on projects. The results are in, and we want to share them with you. Who responded? 297 people completed the online survey, and of those… 17% were Consultants 16% we’ve worked with as […]

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Increase The Quality Of Your Homelife – A Two For One Special!

It seems that with all the bad news about the economy, employment rate, and fluctuating home prices that people are actually spending more time at home. Renovations, small additions, and making use of the entire house – including the back yard – has become very popular. With that trend comes the opportunity to spend more […]

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What I Learned At The Biltmore

I was recently in Asheville, NC on business and had the opportunity to visit The Biltmore. My experience taught me a thing or two I thought would be worth sharing. I’m usually a little skeptical of highly marketed tourist attractions, but I ended up with a little time to kill and a complimentary admission (usually […]

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Thoughts on Being a Chief Executive Officer

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

I never really thought much about it as this firm got bigger. The firm evolved from a sole proprietorship back in 1978 (where I was the owner, receptionist, bookkeeper, chief architect, project manager, draftsman and errand boy) to a fairly large organization with a full cadre of administrative support staff, a marketing department, IT department, […]

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Architecture – Why Me?

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

I am often asked how I got interested in architecture. What led me to become an architect? The first thing that comes to mind is that my father was an architect, and as a child you always tend to consider following in your parent’s footsteps. However, just because your parent was a professional of some […]

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The Step Child – Signage

We don’t think about it much. But try to survive without it. Try to be a retailer without a sign on your building telling people that you are there and what you do. Impossible. Yet, signage is something that is ignored by many architects and reviled by most City Planners. Many architects prefer to design […]

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The Value Proposition

by Geoffrey Butler, AIA

It really isn’t that tough to figure out. We all want a good deal. We thrive on it. We will drive all the way across town (even when gas was $4.00 a gallon) to get that Tri-Tip steak for $5.99 a pound instead of $6.99. It is rare to find people who do not care […]

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