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(pronounced BREE-oh) A peppy noun with Italian ancestry that denotes the three Vs: vivaciousness, verve, and enthusiastic vigor. Capiche? Example: Danny’s brio usually motivated the others in his studio, but after two all-nighters dedicated to finishing up the over-wrought construction

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(pronounced broh-KAYD) In the beginning… brocade was a formal, rich, weighty silk fabric produced in the Orient and often having gold or silver threads woven into its raised floral or figured patterns. It was used for clothing, upholstery, and

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(pronounced brah-keh-TEHL) Brocade’s close cousin, this elegant, formal fabric is distinguished by the high relief of its designs. Possessing a high yarn count and a firm, sometimes even stiff, texture, brocatelle features a characteristic three-dimensional blistered or puffed appearance.

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(pronounced BROH-kehn PE-deh-mehnt) Just because a pediment is broken, it doesn’t mean that it needs to be fixed. In other words, a broken pediment isn’t the same as a broken column or chair leg – it was actually designed

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(pronounced BRAUN-feelds) Primarily the term brownfield is being used in relation to cities assigning tax credits and/or offering grants to private developers to transform brownfield sites into multi-use developments – i.e., apartments, condos, retail, dining and entertainment venues, conference

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(pronounced bruhsh frihnj) This one’s pretty simple: an ornamental trim made up of thin

BUG
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(pronounced bug) The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America [ See also:

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(pronounced BIHLD owt) Build out is just another way to say interior construction. It’s the term used by commercial real estate brokers, property managers, and design folk involved with tenant development projects. A “build out” includes both extensive construction

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(pronounced BIHL-ding KAH-mehn EHR-ee-uh) This is one of those commercial real estate / facility management / property management terms that you will encounter when practicing either corporate design or tenant development. Its accuracy is important because it affects the

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(pronounced BIHL-ding kor) The core of anything – whether it be an apple, a nuclear reactor or a magnetic field – is its "guts," and this is no different. Think about what makes up the core of a multi-storey