“Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.”
—Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Wouldn’t you agree that the quote above applies to just about any undertaking, no matter how overwhelming. You break it up into simple steps and pay attention. You take charge and… “There it begins.”
Hello, my name is Alla Kazovsky. I am an architect whose life is a never-ending DIY project. A DIY fanatic convinced that it’s more fun to take matters into my own hands, I am an advocate of all with the same mindset — I offer online architectural services to DIY home improvement enthusiasts.
I came up with this idea as I was taking a walk in a new neighborhood, we had just moved into. I was thinking of a landscape designer I had interviewed years ago for my own garden and how I ended up doing it myself. The same was true with a pool designer. I can’t resist it. After consulting the experts, I do it my own way. And then I thought: this can be my niche!!! I can be an architect on demand and provide services online.
It comes naturally; I have a nurturing streak. As a mother, I acknowledge my daughters in all of their creative pursuits. As an educator, I urge risk-taking and challenge my students to push beyond their comfort zone. And, as allaDIYally, I incite fellow DIYers through advice without strings.
Most of the time, advice that you get is closed-minded; it hinders. “Too many cooks spoil the broth.” Self-reliance is best. But still and all, if there is a chance you can benefit from a second opinion or need some practical tips related to space-planning issue, for instance, — I am your ally. Ability to consult with an architect lets you have peace of mind. You can afford $50. I am at your service. No strings.
Actually, if you read my book DIY Like an Architect, 11-step method before contacting my virtual architectural office, your first consultation is complementary. I believe this how-toBOOK can be very helpful; it is based on the method I developed while teaching architecture for over 15 years.
Clearly, when it comes to your projects, you know better than anyone — don’t let them tell you otherwise. To bolster your resolve, you can always turn to your online architect! allaDIYally.com = architect on demand. Guru. Coach. Teammate. Think of me as a resource. We can brainstorm together. But you are in charge.