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Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator

January 10, 2019

                                     Written by Lisa Williams Most people use interior designer and interior decorator interchangeably but, these are actually two different professions.  An interior decorator is an individual or firm that generally specializes in consulting on color selections and…

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Overview of Major Mold Guidelines

December 11, 2018

Written by Ralls Melotte Although some states have regulations regarding the management and remediation of mold, Illinois does not, nor are there federal regulations.  Consequently, several organizations have developed Guidelines for mold.  The ones most recognized include the following: The US Environmental Protection Agency’s Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings, EPA 402-K-01-001. The Occupational…

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It’s Easy Being Green

November 7, 2018

Written by T. David Parker As an aging baby-boomer, one of my early memories is Kermit the Frog singing “It’s Not Easy Being Green”.  And with the amount of advertising and number of claims of what the true “Green Way” is, that title seems to fit.  In construction (I am an architect), there is a…

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School Safety by Design

October 5, 2018

Written by Dave Leonatti Image & Design by: Fanning Howey One of the most troubling aspects of modern life, is the seeming endless string of school shootings, which are happening a much too frequent basis. We recoil at the tragic outcomes and feel such panic and sympathy for the students, staff and families impacted by…

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40 Years of Improving the Built Environment Melotte Leonatti Parker, Ltd., Architects and Environmental Building Consultants.

March 7, 2018

Melotte Morse, Ltd., Architects and Environmental Designers, began its practice 40 years ago by committing the new firm to “improving the built environment”.  As the firm grew into Melotte Morse Leonatti Parker, Ltd. (MMLP), that purpose has expanded and changed to include all aspects of built environments from affordable homes to church sanctuaries and their stained…

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