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(pronounced in-TAB-luh-chur)

The term given to the uppermost part of a Classical order of architecture, i.e. the area resting above the columns. It consists of three horizontal sections: the architrave on the bottom, the frieze

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(pronounced in-VI-rehn-mehn-tahl AH-diht)

See post-occupancy evaluation / POE.


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(pronounced in-VI-rehn-mehn-tahl dih-ZIN ih-val-yu-AY-shun)

See post-occupancy evaluation /

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(pronounced ih-PIH-feh-nee)

When capitalized, this word refers to a religious holiday, but we want to talk about its everyday usage: a realization or discovery of something or the illuminating grasp of

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(pronounced EE-kwyne or EH-kwyne)

If you study it, you realize that this is a really weird word. It means of, relating to, or resembling a horse or the horse family. Strange. We include it because

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(pronounced just as the individual words read)

Oh, the fun of having one’s own business in a lawsuit-happy world. E&O (as it is often referred to) is a type of insurance that is most often

ESC
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(pronounced the initials: ee-ess-see) See electronic systems

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(pronounced eh-SHU)

A tip to remember what this weird little word means: First off, get all thoughts of masticating and sneezing out of your head. Next, think of the exclamation “ewwwww” (which rhymes

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(pronounced EHS-krih-twahr)

A very sophisticated (read: French in origin) name for a writing table or desk which has a top portion for books. Also known as a secretary or secrétaire, escritoires exist in various forms and styles.

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Think of an escutcheon as a plate that protects and surrounds something: a keyhole, a door pull, a sprinkler head, etc. It is almost always metal, so it is usually referred