This townhouse project was designed by Miles & Associates. Each unit has a tuck under garage and 1200 square feet of living space above. They sold starting at 275,000 dollars. … On a journey of continuous improvement.. Miles & Associates
Cover Story: Miles & Associates, first Owner’s Representative to be featured by this magazine as the lead story. Click here to read the entire article as a PDF.
There are two ways to calculate R value of a wall, for simplicity sake, I will label them Type 1, conventional and Type 2, ASHRAE. Here is the wall assembly in question. Conventional 2X6 stud wall construction with 5” spray foam insulation in cavity. Code requires this wall assembly to have 2 layers… Read more »
Example: to find where in the exterior wall the dew point will fall. Using a sling psychrometer the inside air wet bulb temperature is determined to be 52 degrees and the dry bulb temperature is 73 degrees. 1. On the wet bulb scale (read off 100% relative humidity line) find 52 degrees, from this point,… Read more »
I have begun working on a net zero energy project and it has become apparent that the exterior envelope becomes increasing important. This project is shooting for an exterior wall with a R-40. This is through the main wall assembly, not an average R of the wall. Both of these will be discussed further. In… Read more »
Built in 1894 as a shoe factory, Ren Box is a 7 story reinforced concrete building which will house 70 rental units when it opens in a month. Miles & Associates was the Owner’s Representative on this 9.5 million dollar rehabilation. The project will be LEED Gold when completed.
Miles & Associates is pleased to announce that HOPE Communities has chosen them to be the Owner’s Representative on the HOPE Stabilization project. This project encompasses an entire residential block in South Minneapolis and will significantly update the housing on this block. The project will be under construction in early spring of 2009.
The Wellstone, a 49 unit affordable housing project started occupancy in December of 2008, after construction completion. Occupancy is now at 37 units and the solar hot water system will be turned on shortly. Miles & Associates was the Owner’s Representative on this construction project. For a fact sheet on this project: www.greencommunitiesonline.org/projects/profiles/wellstone.pdf ….. Read more »
An article in a recent issue of the New York Times made the case that great design can and has been spawned by economic bad times. Maybe the hard times of today will be the start of something positive. I’ve openly criticised some high profile buildings as not being “democratic”and by that I meant the… Read more »
Recently had the oportunity to stay for several nights in a house, designed by Miles & Associates, on Lake Michigan. It was an opprotunity to feel first hand how the house worked and what the spaces were like and also to walk in the snow and see sunsets unlike those in the city. This house… Read more »