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Overview of Major Mold Guidelines

November 6, 2019

Why collect mold samples? Written by Ralls Melotte One might assume that if you can see visible evidence of mold in a building, why would you need to sample it?  But is it really mold?  Most things that look like mold are probably mold, but soot from candles and oil lamps as well as dust…

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Classic Chair Designs

July 11, 2019

Classic Chair Design Written by Lisa Williams One of my favorite things I learned in my field of study was classic chair design and their designers. Some of the chairs will be recognized because they are indeed famous chair designs. But some will be recognized because they are still popular today. I love having the…

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What Do You Mean My Siding is Not Waterproof?

March 21, 2019

What Do You Mean My Siding is Not Waterproof? Written by David Parker Most houses and many small businesses today have vinyl siding on at least part of the exterior.  Vinyl is a plastic material and so it seems like it should be waterproof.  Your vinyl flooring protects against water as does the plastic shower…

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Did You Know Asbestos Can Still Be Found in Building Products?

February 14, 2019

Did You Know That Asbestos Can Still Be Found in Building Products? What Does That Mean for You?                                 Written by Ralls Melotte Although the production of building materials that contained asbestos was banned by the EPA in 1988, the Supreme…

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Have You Met Tony?

February 1, 2019

  MMLP is proud to welcome Tony L. Tolliver to the firm. Tony is a registered architect with 20 years’ experience. He is a dedicated and hard-working design professional who will manage projects for our clients efficiently and effectively. His background in institutional projects such as schools (grade schools through college levels) and governmental work…

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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 finishes – the “look” of a room or…

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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 LeonattiImage & Design by: FHAI 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 these…

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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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