A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
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(pronounced eh-KRIH-lihk REH-zihn) Though it’s likely you’ve worked with acrylic paints in art class, chances are slim that you’ve melted down this raw thermoplastic material — consisting of methacrylic acid or polymerizing acrylic acid or an offshoot of either

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(pronounced eh-DAP-tihv REE-yoos) This term is essentially a more descriptive form of the word “remodeling.” It describes the rehabilitation of an existing building – often a rundown one that had once been used for commercial, industrial or civic use

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(pronounced uh-DEN-dum) Don’t feel “dum” if you don’t know this word. (That’s what we’re here for.) In the A&D world, an addendum is a change (or many changes that occur all at the same time) to a set

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(pronounced eh-DOH-bee BAHN-koh) Adobe is an ageless building material comprised of clay, sand, water and straw, all of which are mixed together and allowed to dry in the sun to form bricks. Modern processes and materials have strengthened

ADU
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(pronounced like the initials: ay-dee-yoo) As more Baby Boomers want to age in place, delaying or avoiding moving into assisted living communities and nursing homes altogether, the idea of the accessory apartment has grown, establishing itself in the

AEC
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(pronounced like the initials: ay-ee-see) Although these initials also stand for the Atomic Energy Commission, the Association of Education Committees, and the African Economic Community, in our biz they mean “Architecture, Engineering & Construction.” You will see AEC used

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(pronounced AS-theet or ehs-THEET) Also spelled esthete, this term refers to a person who is devoted to and cultivates a heightened appreciation of beauty as it relates to the arts, which could include fine art, decorative art, architecture

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(pronounced a-fehk-TAY-shehn) If someone you know often has an affectation, try not to slap him or her, though it will take a great deal of will power. (Eye-rolling might be a safer alternative.) An affectation is the act of

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(pronounced eh-FISH-ee-uh-nah-doh) The pursuit of knowledge and pleasure sets us apart from the other creatures on this earth, and those of us humans who thoroughly enjoy, passionately become educated about, ardently appreciate and devote our time to a particular

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(pronounced eh-FOWL-uv) Here’s a very concise way to say that one (hopefully not you) has gotten himself into conflict, collision or entanglement with something or someone. The phrase is most commonly used with the verb “run.” EXAMPLE: Without realizing it,