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© 2017 United Architects, Inc.  4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 470, Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Corporate License:  AAC001377  Phone Number:  305-552-5465 or Cell Number:  305-439-7898

Email:  MLC@UnitedArchs.com

... there was a project where the architect took an old apartment building with no balconies and added an entire terrace in front of the old building on each floor, making it more human, more usable and more comfortable for the existing residents, and at the same time...

A lot has been said about online shopping vs. shopping at brick and mortar stores. Many people think that physical stores are on their way out. But are they? Recently, I needed to buy a universal plug to use in Europe while I was visiting there. And, I didn’t have t...

If you are buying a building or house in a flood zone, later, it may be difficult or next to impossible to add to it or remodel it.

Condo remodeling is not easy, not as easy as remodeling a single-family house. There are certain things you need to consider.

February 13, 2018

1. How is your company structured? Do you carry workmen’s compensation insurance as well as liability? It’s important to know with whom you are dealing. Are they licensed themselves or do they have someone else who certifies the company for them? Or is this a fly-by-...

February 7, 2018

Why is phased construction something to consider for a commercial remodel? Most small businesses cannot afford to shut down completely when undertaking the remodeling of a commercial space.

December 28, 2017

Many people ask me what they should do with their houses when they are redesigning them. Some plan their remodeling and/or addition as though they were going to sell the house the next day, when instead they intend to live there for another 20 years. My advice is alw...

October 2, 2017

I went to visit a friend in the Keys this weekend, and while I was there, decided to drive around and see how much damage Hurricane Irma had done. I went as far down at Mile Marker 45.

September 22, 2017

The Miami 21 Zoning Code for the City of Miami allows what it calls “Granny Flats” in certain areas. In T3-L zoned areas of town, granny flats are allowed. What was their reasoning? Miami is a city with a great Hispanic influence. It is very common to have 2 and/or...

Maybe you want to know why Miami 21, the zoning code for the City of Miami, is such a different code from all the other municipal codes in South Florida.  Most codes are mathematical codes and are not much concerned with the physical aspects of the city at all.  In the...

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