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Clients & Customers

I feel my clients hire me to look after their building project in the same way that a patient hires a doctor to care for their health…

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Joining the AI…ehhhh

Image: Vintage Drafting tools, copyright Adobe Stock/Grigory I am a loyal, frustrated, enthusiastic, passive member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). I watch it

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Petaluma Pastoral

Our Petaluma Pastoral project by is an ongoing multi-phased endeavor for a happy client. Set on 4.5 acres of picturesque rolling farmland, two buildings have

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The DNM Video Blog

Welcome to the first DNM Architecture video blog! Moving forward, we hope you enjoy this additional way of examining our projects, including commentary directly from

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Architect Lexicon: Inform

Like all professions, architects share a jargon that can be confusing to clients and other mortals. Many words are useful and inevitable shorthand that improve

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Formed by the Land

Just north of San Francisco, a long-vacant lot was defined by a V-shaped, natural drainage swale through its center, effectively dividing the land in half.

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Architect Lexicon: Challenge

CHALLENGE. OPPORTUNITY. OBSTACLE. We often say that we don’t like problems, but, in fact, we can’t live without them. More precisely, we can’t make a

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Potential in Palm Springs

This gorgeous, albeit currently unbuilt, DNM Architecture-designed home recalls the beauty of 1950’s Desert Modern style and brings it to the 21st century with better

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The Value of an Architect

Through education, training and experience, an architect is the one professional person who is equipped to guide you through the design, permitting and construction of

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Mid-Century Modernized

When Lise and Vincent decided to move on from the successful vineyard and 5,600 square foot home in Sonoma, they felt it was time to

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Experiments in Design

The home of this architect and artist couple is a continuously evolving laboratory. +Read the DWELL article then come back for a longer look. Architect

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Selecting an architect

Architectural firms come in many types and sizes and are not all appropriate for your project. Most firms specialize in only a few project types.

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Should I use an architect?

Your local building department may require you to hire a registered architect or engineer, but there are also many advantages of working with an architect

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Must I use an architect?

Anyone who uses the title “architect” or offers architectural services must be licensed or “registered” in the state in which they are offering the architectural

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