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Originally appeared in Mississippi Queen
on August 22, 2012
Nave's firm, Studio.BNA Architects didn't just design this beautiful home, he and his team built it, as well. “We actually pound the nails. I put the bags on and go out there and pound nails and break my ankle,” joked Nave. This hands-on approach is a key component to how Nave and his team prefer to work. “Our goal is to teach architects how to build because we think it makes you a better architect to know how the pieces go together and understand the role of the trades.”Asked if it was especially rewarding to live in a home he himself had built, Nave replied with a laugh, “It is, but it is also permanent torture because there's always those little gaps here and there and when you live in the place you see it all the time, so it's a little like a permanent reminder we can always improve!” Having heard Nave describe the beauty and serenity of A3 and the whole Heron Park neighborhood, one gets the feeling that this “torture” is the type Nave will be happy to enjoy for many years to come.

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