Jeff Serbin

About: Jeff serbin

Jeff Serbin is Vice President of Serbin Studio. His responsibilities include architectural design and project management. He coordinates the work of consultants and design team members, and is involved in design from concept through construction.

 

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ARCHITECTURAL VIRTUAL REALITY (PART Deux)

14 May 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Graphics&Planning&Uncategorized

As architects, our virtual world we design eventually becomes a reality.  At least that is what our intentions are when designing the built environment (buildings).  We have many numerous tools, such as  complex computer programs like REVIT, a 3dimensional modeling program more difficult to fly than a 777 Boeing airplane  OR   Sketchup, equivalent to hopping Continue Reading

ARCHITECTURAL VIRTUAL REALITY (PART 1)

06 May 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Graphics&Uncategorized

Architects depend on presentation to convey their ideas to their clients.  Presentations come in many facets, from hand drawn images on paper, computer generated drawings shown on a screen and physical models. THE VIRTUAL WORLD But what we really want is virtual reality to go places that are developed in our minds yet not here. Continue Reading

IS VERTICAL FARMING FEASIBLE? : PART 2

25 Mar 2014 in Architecture&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Planning&Uncategorized

Continued from “Is Vertical Farming Feasible?  : (Click for part 1) Several factors play into the economical feasibility.  First you have to look at the building or structure required.  As an architect, I am a bit more knowledgeable about that piece of the puzzle.  Skyscrapers are one of the most expensive “land” in the world.  Some quick math below. Continue Reading

IS VERTICAL FARMING FEASIBLE? : PART 1

18 Mar 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Graphics&Planning&Uncategorized

I came across a competition from Google that caught my eye. Google Doodles is an art form which uses the Google logo and modifies it to signify a holiday or highlight a known person’s birthday or achievements. Doodle, Professor Doug MacNeil, University of Arizona The competition theme this year was …… “If I could invent Continue Reading

Backing Up Your Files

26 Feb 2014 in Blog

For the past 10+ years, I have been fortunate to be part of the Data Center industry.  I have learned how our lives are so dependent upon its availability 24/7.  How information should be readily available, regardless of what the weather is like. On president’s day, when I should have been making paper airplanes out Continue Reading

Office Building Design

19 Feb 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Planning

Creating an office building is about designing an environment that creates a place for the workforce to perform their tasks efficiently while enabling the building owners to maintain their assets easily. click to enlarge This 60,000+ square foot office building was designed to create that comfortable work environment. This sustainable facility utilizes low energy building Continue Reading

Do you Give a Hoot?

06 Feb 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Collaboration&Commercial Architecture&Planning

Have you heard the term “He is a wise old owl?”  You can find many wise owls at Wickenburg’s local senior center, Wise Owl Senior Center, located just south of the Santa Fe Railroad tracks.  It’s facility was founded in 1979 and has been wisely used over the years. The existing 6,500 square foot facility has Continue Reading

Tailor Your Office Tenant Improvements

23 Jan 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Graphics&Interiors&Planning

Leasing a commercial office space is one of the largest expenses incurred by new or expanding businesses, so it is important to do your due diligence. As an architect, I am usually called in when the lease is about to be signed and the business is trying to determine the cost and time involved in Continue Reading

Architectural Customization

22 Jan 2014 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Interiors&Planning

I recently visited the Barrett Jackson Automobile Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona to witness the old vs. new, the factory vs. custom, the ordinary vs. unique, items costing a few dollars to ones that will empty your wallet.  Its all about DESIGN. Just like architecture, historic vs. new, tract vs. custom, ordinary vs. unique, one can really Continue Reading

Fast and Furious

03 Dec 2013 in Architectural Planning&Architecture&Blog&Commercial Architecture&Interiors&Planning

Sidewalks are traveled slowly by foot, taking us from point A to point B.  They aren’t measured in Miles per Hour(MPH) but in Cubic Feet.  Most of the time we traverse them without much thought.  They aren’t typically architectural masterpieces of design, but monotonous slabs of grey concrete.    Sidewalks come in many colors, textures and Continue Reading

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