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  • Climbing The Six Gates: Gate 6

    Client For Life

    By Stewart Davis AIA

    Posted on March 15, 2017

    We are all about keeping our clients’ trust for life. We like to think of our past clients as extended family members, and hope they feel the same.

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  • Climbing The Six Gates: Gate 4

    Final Design

    By Stewart Davis AIA

    Posted on March 08, 2017

    Well, here we all are standing outside of Gate 4. Right now it’s locked. On the other side is the fun and challenging creative work it will take to refine our design concept into a set of detailed instructions for permitting and building the project.

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  • Celebrating 60 Years

    CG&S Embarks On Documentary Series Project

    By Ann Chen

    Posted on February 22, 2017

    History is a story, and, as with any story, there are multiple versions. For us, CG&S’ 60 year history is many things at once.

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  • Climbing The Six Gates: Gate 3

    Concept

    By Stewart Davis AIA

    Posted on December 28, 2016

    You have committed to solving your home’s challenges by signing up with CG&S to do the planning and design for your project. When you enter into a pre-construction agreement with us, it opens Gate 3 into the great beyond, where we look at your home’s future, and develop smart and creative design strategies together.

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  • Climbing The Six Gates: Gate 2

    The Pre-Construction Services Proposal

    By Stewart Davis AIA

    Posted on October 20, 2016

    OK, we have had a mutually beneficial first meeting, we have discussed your design needs and priorities, our thoughts on budget, described the design-build process, and both parties want to get a bit more serious. Wonderful! That means that we agree to walk together through Gate 2, and we will put some serious time and attention in putting together a written proposal to thoroughly plan the project for your review.

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  • Austin NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes 2016

    September 24 & 25

    By Ryan Davis

    Posted on September 13, 2016

    Well it’s official, the season finally seems to be changing. It’s still hot, but something is different: the air is lighter, the light paler; the city sounds different, like you can hear further and more clearly than before. Nestled in this time of change and new beginnings, the Austin NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes awaits to provide all of your remodeling/renovation inspiration.

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  • Shower As Creative Refuge

    The best insights always materialize in the shower!

    By Stewart Davis AIA

    Posted on August 24, 2016

    Bathrooms have many parts, but I think the heart of the bath is the shower. Well-designed showers promote serenity, comfort, and a feeling of wellbeing. Inside this special space, the mind is calm, and often valuable insights and ideas surface.

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  • Climbing The Six Gates

    The CG&S Design Build Process

    By Stewart Davis AIA

    Posted on August 03, 2016

    If you are like most of us, you don’t do a renovation project very often. Maybe you have done finish upgrades or repairs, but nothing substantial. You may now be thinking about a more comprehensive, complex, architectural level renovation. There are lots of stories out there about these larger projects. You may have a family member or a friend who has bent your ear about how their project went. When I ask people, I hear good stories, and I hear not so good stories. Sometimes they tell me they are fine with the end result, but the process of getting there was confusing, frustrating, and painful. What if there was a way to guarantee a success story for your remodel? Well, dear reader, the good news is that there is! We call it Climbing The Six Gates. Now sit right down and let me tell you all about it. Today we’ll start at the beginning: Getting through Gate 1.

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  • Central Hub

    Dining Rooms At The Center Of Home & Family

    By Iris Davis-Quick

    Posted on July 13, 2016

    I grew up eating at the dining table. It was a safe place. A place where we ate incredible, homemade food (thanks mom!) and talked about our day. It was a place where we had family meetings, birthday parties or study sessions. It was the central hub of our house.

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