Our Homes in a Changing World

Our Homes in a Changing World

2020 has been a crazy year.  As a nation, we’ve gone through a lot of new experiences that will have ripple effects for a generation to come. As these events have unfolded, we’ve witnessed them largely from the confines of our homes. Because of this, we’ve learned a...
Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock

Every project begins with high hopes and anxious excitement.  As the design is developed, homeowners begin to understand how their needs and desires fit together into a beautiful vision of what is possible.  Then comes the time for a contractor to price out...
Model Homes through History

Model Homes through History

Homeownership has long been a key part of the American Dream and, as such, is integral to our identity as Americans.  With this consideration, what do our homes say about us as individuals and as a society?  Similar to how a historian can study the design of a home...
Impact of Technology

Impact of Technology

The typical life of an American today is drastically different than it was just a generation ago.  The primary source of this difference has been the growing access to high-speed internet and the explosion of new technologies built around it.  Laptops, tablets, and...
McMansionization of America

McMansionization of America

Over the last few decades, few homes have garnered more attention than the McMansion.  First appearing in the 1980s, the term “McMansion” has evolved over the years to generally refer to a new home which feels too large for its property and out of scale with the homes...
Five Reasons to Pick a Contractor

Five Reasons to Pick a Contractor

 … and low bid isn’t one of them! Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some great contractors.  Through this process we’ve developed solid relationships built upon a foundation of mutual professional respect.  We’ve also come to realize that...
A Better Way to Build

A Better Way to Build

We believe there is a better way to deliver a project – one that is built on trust and communication from the start.  We call it the Project Team Approach, and it helps to create a strong relationship among the entire team while better managing the project’s...
Slivers of Rome

Slivers of Rome

Every couple of years, Gabriela and I attempt to journey a bit further afield.  These adventures help to recharge our creative reservoir, and give us the opportunity to experience the world in a new way.  This past year we found ourselves lost within the crooked...
Building in Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Building in Bethesda / Chevy Chase

The team at CARIB DANIEL MARTIN Architecture + Design has created a special, free guide focused on residential building in Bethesda / Chevy Chase. If you live in the Bethesda or Chevy Chase areas, our new download is for you! This new guide takes a detailed look at...
Model Homes through History

Model Homes through History

Model Homes through HistoryMcMansionization of AmericaImpact of TechnologyIngredients for Moving ForwardcoNEXT Connected Home Homeownership has long been a key part of the American Dream and, as such, is integral to our identity as Americans.  With this consideration,...