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Modern Retail Store Design

There is a significant difference between working on a retail project versus a residential one. Retail stores are getting increasingly more diverse in their offerings, pushing designers and architects alike to engage the customer more than ever before. Retail formats vary based on industry, but this blog post will focus the majority of our attention…

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Importance of Art in Architecture

Integrating art into architecture is the equivalent of finding perfect harmony. The two are individually stunning, but when put together in a way that physically registers with those who inhabit the space is where the magic really happens. In a way, art in architecture is the ultimate aesthetic. Being able to mesh incredible works of…

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Privacy in Architecture and Property Design

The process of working with an architect to achieve a dream design is a very personal one. Mojo Stumer recognizes the importance of meeting our clients’ needs and expectations when it comes to the level of privacy they desire within their design, whether it is a personal home, office building, dormitory, or some other type…

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Long Island Multi-Family Apartment Buildings Design And Zoning Approvals

The suburbs are booming. People are continuing to opt-out of overpopulated city living, and instead looking to stake a claim in expanding outer-city suburbs such as Long Island, and with this suburban expansion comes a continually growing need for a dynamic housing stock. Single and two-family housing has always been a staple of Long Island…

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How Much Does It Cost To Build A Custom House?

AND SOME CONCEPTS ON HOW TO BUDGET IT Obviously, the first step is acquiring a desirable piece of land empty or with a knock-down house. The purchase of land many times can be emotional or from the heart, but there are things to consider when building a house beside: Open land in field or forest…

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Our Design Philosophy

We realized at Mojo Stumer over 30 years ago that Architecture and Interiors must exist together and work in tandem to take a project to a higher level.  One should complement the other and support the overall aesthetic goals of the design.  The vision of the architect or interior designer sets these goals.  The problem…

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Corporate and Office Lobby Design

This week, we’re talking about the important elements necessary for office lobby design and lobby architecture. The entrance to an office needs to be functional and beautiful at the same time. By layering stones, glass, lacquers, and other materials, Mojo Stumer has created show-stopping lobbies for various companies and corporations. These are the areas that…

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COLORS & TEXTURES

In contemporary architecture there are endless options for using color and texture to boost the interior design and overall feel of a space.  Sometimes more traditional materials create a texture that fulfills the vision and objective of a space. Other times more modern and sleek finishes are needed to get the job done.  Colors and…

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CONFERENCE ROOM DESIGN PROCESS

Conference rooms are unlike any other space in an office building. Some of the greatest, most crucial ideas are often conceived, debated, and put into action all within a conference room. The ambiance needs to be optimal for communication to flow. The best architectural insights are often needed to create such an atmosphere – insights…

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OFFICE WORKSPACE DESIGN

Take a minute to think about the physical space where you work.  What elements make it a good or bad environment for productivity? Does the workspace architecture and its design elements contribute to work success or downfall? If so, why?  These are some of the decision-making questions we take into account when designing workspaces for…

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