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A Year in Review: Fisher Insight - January 19, 2022

As we welcome in 2022, I want to spend a few moments reflecting on the past year. For this blog post, we are going to call it ~ A Year in Review: Fisher Insight.  2021 was considered a transition year for many industries, especially after the unprecedented year everyone faced in 2020. As the world began to rebuild and slowly re-establish a sense of normalcy, we realized that in order to conduct business on a regular basis, we needed to adopt new methods while ensuring our employees, vendors, and clients felt comfortable. Creating a safe and healthy working environment was… View the full blog here

New Construction vs Remodeling - October 26, 2021

New Construction vs Remodel Banner
Throughout my years as an architect, I have always been asked: Is it better to start a new construction or renovate an existing structure? My response is always the same; there is never a simple answer. There are numerous things to consider prior to making the decision such as (1) the project’s budget; (2) the owner’s vision for the space; and finally, (3) the location and existing building codes. For this blog post, let’s spend some time evaluating these key factors and hopefully share some insights into answering the question.First off, let’s talk about budgets. Money is certainly the most… View the full blog here

The Fisher Life - August 3, 2021

Fisher Life Gathering
A strong company culture is vital to the success of the overall company. Here at Fisher Architecture, we believe in our team and strive to foster a positive working environment that allows for growth, goal achievement, and a good amount of fun. We believe in The Fisher Life!When I started the company, I thought it would be as simple as hiring staff, putting in a solid workday, and heading home. What I came to realize rather quickly was that a clearly defined work culture strongly influenced the output of work along with the overall atmosphere. I realized that employees strived… View the full blog here

A Blend of Purpose and Passion - June 7, 2021

The Cambria Hotel
“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”  This quote perfectly sums up my professional career. When I became an architect, nearly 25 years ago, the profession was more of a calling rather than a career path. Over the years, I have had the privilege to work with great clients on several amazing developments along the Eastern Shore. There is always a high level of personal and professional investment with each project, however there are certain projects that I develop a deep emotional connection with and my passion for the work takes over.… View the full blog here

The Creation of Needed Space in a Built Environment - October 28, 2020

Surgery and Laser Eye Center and Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse
Adaptive Reuse - Adaptive reuse refers to the process of reusing an existing building for a purpose other than which it was originally built or designed for. It is also known as recycling and conversion. Adaptive reuse is an effective strategy for optimizing the operational and commercial performance of built assets … As we continue to navigate a changed world from COVID and how our industries fit in, we know it is necessary to stay flexible. Companies big and small are refocusing their strategies to concentrate on keeping people healthy while sustaining high levels of productivity from their workforce. Take… View the full blog here

Reshaping Interior Design in Response to a Changing World - August 24, 2020

upscale interior living room with blue accents, industrial light fixtures and open floor plan Hyatt Place ? Ocean City, MD
It was not long ago that many of us were isolated in our homes.  We became increasingly aware of how our interior spaces affected our moods, comfort, productivity, and ability to work.  As time allows and we adjust to a new norm, our homes and commercial and public spaces will ultimately revolve around new designs that will focus on the importance of personal safety.  Here are just a few features that are already taking form in the world of design. Businesses that rely on brick and mortar stores, restaurants, and offices will become more intentional and purposeful with the division… View the full blog here

Change in the Wake of COVID-19 - June 17, 2020

evo restaurant outdoor dining
It is clear the coronavirus is already having a profound impact on today’s “built” world.  This is not the first time a pandemic has forced architecture and city planning to evolve.  Past pandemics like Yellow Fever, Spanish Flu and Polio changed standards for the design of public spaces that reflected a new way of life that included greater personal space.  While the initial expectation was meant to deal with the immediate crisis, many temporary changes became permanent over time. Today, COVID’s unknowns sparked some knee jerk reactions in the beginning.  Projects were put on hold.  People asked themselves, what am I… View the full blog here