Is The Building Well-Designed?

​What is good architecture?  All of us are influenced by architecture virtually 24/7/365, whether at home or work, out shopping or in church, on vacation or just driving between locations.  Generally, we are aware that we may like one building better than another, but odds are that beyond color, style or even cleanliness, it is difficult to pinpoint the reasons.  How many times have you said or heard, “Why did they do that?” How many times did the question apply to something well done?
Good design and architecture is about much more than color and style, but how many of those other elements are most people aware?  A good designer understands purpose/function, materials and systems, users and use, building process, hard and soft costs, life-cycle costs, and a host of other factors that shape the final building.  Planning and design impact how appealing and accessible your business is for walk-in traffic; employee productivity, the flexibility of use, room for growth, operations and maintenance costs and a variety of elements with intrinsic value.
You may be able to improve your bottom line simply through better design.  Good architecture is invisible, but its value is obvious. 


Valli Sorci, LEED AP
CEO, Florida Architects, Inc.
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Local Company Launching Kickstarter Campaign

Imagine waking up in the morning, dressing for another day, realizing how great your latest find has helped to soothe your tired, aching feet.  A local entrepreneur hopes to share his solution and their Kickstarter campaign launches April 2.

Led by the owner of the company, Uganda Williams, Footglove Performance Footwear is aiming to revolutionize the way anyone suffering from foot and lower extremity pain deal with improving their comfort level. After many days on his feet and no luck with the current products, one morning, not so long ago, Williams decided he would need to create a solution to help his aching feet, and Footglove Performance Footwear was born.

“I’ve always believed in the American dream,” Williams said. “If America can put a man on the moon I should be able to end foot pain.”

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Employers, Did You Know?

You can increase brand awareness, get your name out, and more easily recruit talented job seekers by participating in a job fair. First, your presence will speak loudly – to attendees and to other participating employers. Job fairs are a vital bridge in connecting individuals and companies in mutually beneficial ways.
If you’re hiring, you will gain access to a pool of highly-qualified individuals in one day. Your participation in a job fair can help you connect with not only traditional, but non-traditional candidates as well. These candidates have developed a rich and diverse skill set that not only meets the employer’s needs, but many times exceeds them.
There’s great value, as well, in being able to meet face-to-face. This allows you to put a face with a name in terms of the application. Forget scheduling interviews, weeding through piles of applications and other time-consuming parts of a traditional job search. A job fair offers you the opportunity to assess applicants in a more personal way, and you may even decide to schedule first-round interviews based on those personal interactions.
One of the most significant hiring events in Bay County is coming up. The 2016 Career Expo is set for Wednesday, April 13, at the FSU PC Holley Center. Hours are 8 a.m. to Noon, with the first hour set aside for veterans only. It’s a great opportunity for you to meet the available candidates in today’s workforce, and to get your name out. Get the details at