Episode 4

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6th Nov 2019

Stress and the value of an architect

Stress and the value of an architect

British architect Debbie Bentley explains the emotional aspects of renovations and the value of hiring an architect. 

Episode Recap

  • Many people underestimate the full psychological impact of renovating their house
  • Financial issues will be raised
  • What is the value of an architect? 

book about designing: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-House-Right-Marianne-Cusato/dp/1402791038


About this episode’s guest

Debbie Bentley is an architect living in Carlisle MA. From her Houzz profile: Transition I Space focuses on designing sustainable buildings that integrate landscape and architecture to create a peaceful relaxing spaces to inhabit. Every project is unique, designed to reflect the land and environment it sits in and the requirements and budget of the client. I have worked on projects that range in size from small meaningful renovations and additions that transform your home, to estate design and palaces for kings, ( in the Middle East).

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Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven
the professionals discuss all aspects of home renovations
Are you planning a home renovation and worried that you don’t know what you are doing? Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven is an educational and entertaining podcast that will ease your fears. Join architect Katharine MacPhail as she interviews contractors, vendors, other architects and homeowners and gathers tips and cautionary tales about home renovations. Learn about materials, what to expect, what to avoid and how to make the most of the money that you will spend on your renovation.
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Katharine MacPhail

Katharine White MacPhail, Principal at dEmios Architects in Arlington, MA has been
working on residential projects of all sizes in the greater Boston area since 1996. She is
sought after for her ability to turn residential projects around quickly, and for her
competent yet light-hearted approach to architecture. Her specialty is transforming the
older homes so prevalent in Massachusetts, bringing them to the next level without
sacrificing their character. MacPhail shares her knowledge and experience through her
renovation seminars and now her podcast.
MacPhail is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a
Leed Accredited Professional. She received a Master of Architecture from Southern
California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in January of 1996. While at SCI-Arc,
she pursued projects and theory related to the study of the architecture of the
"everyday". Upon completing her MArch, Katharine was an adjunct studio instructor
for the Department of Architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Katharine also holds a BA in Art History from Mount Holyoke College where she fell
in love with classical antiquities and later completed some graduate work in Historic
Preservation at Boston University before pursuing a career in architecture. MacPhail
has been involved with local politics for a number of years, and just finished 13
years of homeschooling her 3 children, plans parties and events for a number of
non-profit groups, serves as the Secretary for the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club and
plays with the Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. She is the manager for the all-girl
Celtic string quintet Scottish Fish.