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A Weekly Broadcast on the Complex World of Homeownership in the New Millenium.

The Nuhaus Project is certainly more than a website or weekly podcast. It is designed to be the homeowner’s go-to resource for clarity. Robert Platt, the diabolical mind behind this program, is a seasoned Residential Designer and Builder of some 39 years. Over that time he’s done a lot right, definitely missed the mark more than once (like the Hindenburg landed hard) and has witnessed this industry change significantly in so many ways. Some good and some not-so-good. In his humble, albeit accurate, opinion, it’s a hot mess. There’s a lot of confusion out there in a sea of complexity. There’s a lot right too. Most often, people want to build a home or improve their property and, frankly, they don’t have a clue where to start.  One problem is that everybody is telling them a different place to start from! Sometimes it feels like construction, or anything near it, should be labeled as the leading cause of alcohol abuse in America. He’s certainly seen a marriage or two nose-dive from a room addition. So, he figured it’s time to start fixing the boat. We can’t do it all but we sure can get the boat into drydock.  If you can see the challenge, you can find a solution. The Nuhaus Project is here for just that reason, but with a twist. We feel that to fix the system, we need to reach out to those it affects the most, you, the homeowner. The Nuhaus Project is that platform. If we can help you better navigate the path to your goal (without single-malt Scotch), you can ask better questions and make better decisions. Better decisions mean a better outcome. That’s the Nuhaus Project.

WARNING: Building Construction is addictive. There is no twelve-step program that can effectively extract you from its wicked grasp. Proceed at your own risk.

The Cast

Each week, the crew below, and a slew of other smart folks, will bring you a program that explores the many facets, and challenges, of homeownership in this complex environment of possibilities, regulation and process.  All is framed within the Residential Designer’s perspective and expressed through the Perfesser’s somewhat unorthodox delivery style.  We’ll discuss everything from design through construction and all of the incredible methods and technologies in between.  Your guide is Robert Platt (Perfesser Nuhaus) in concert with his seasoned and knowledgeable associates and guests from throughout the design, building and manufacturing fields.  The regular cast are seasoned building and design professionals and tend to be…let’s say…colorful.  Fortunately, we have an excellent editor and ‘bleep’ button.  We can’t really apologize; this is construction for Heaven’s sake!  Nobody talks like those guys on the cable shows.  I mean….damn! Although our intention is never to wound the sensitive, some sentences may sound more like an autotune of bleeps.  If you can appreciate the fact that we find this business seriously entertaining and equally as funny, you just might learn things.  Each episode will feature segments on questions from our homeowner surveys, a variety of technologies and actual building projects in various phases of completion.  We hope you’ll listen to us on your way to work or watch us on YouTube over lunch or in the quiet of the evening.  However you tune in, we’re here to help you better understand the remarkable homes we live in…and just maybe, crack a smile or two.

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Aaron Michelle Platt-Baker

Residential &
Interior Designer
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Robert Platt

Residential Designer
“Perfesser Nuhaus”

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Lacie' Cowins

Interior Designer
Project Designer
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Kathryn Barnett

Landscape Architect

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Chris Branscum

Professional Builder

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Perfesser's Library

Our intention is to dazzle you with brilliance so that you just keep tuning in and eventually develop a dependence on our bottomless pit of wit and wisdom.  It could be you simply find the Perfesser and his crew so damn charming that they become the highlight of your week and you need a fix between scheduled broadcasts.  We feel ya’. Seriously, we do this because it matters.  We hope that the things we discuss may make whatever decision you’re trying to make a little less daunting.  So, we are building an archive for this trove of wisdom that you can access on nights that you can’t sleep or may be feeling a little constipated.  It actually works on the latter.  Although there isn’t much now, we’re making stuff up as quick as we can and throwing it on the shelves.  You can also see when and where we are planning events that may interest you. Keep checkin’ in and you just might find something worthwhile.  We certainly hope so.

Tell Us or Ask Us, either is good!

This link opens the door to a mystical place of magic and wonder….no not really!  Bottom line, we have a lot to talk about and have a hard time pickin’ a place to start.  However we don’t want a bunch noise about stuff you can figure out yourself ( if you can fog a mirror).  Please remember, we are  NOT a DIY resource.  I mean seriously, there’s a hundred sites out there telling you to hire their guys.  We don’t do that.  If ya’ need your gutters cleaned, get a hose and a ladder and get rockin’ or hire somebody.  

However, thinkin’ about a Master Suite addition? Now we have a disussion! What we will do is list a number of serious topics that arise routinely in our design practice. We post those topics for your consideration and need you to rank them in order of importance to you. These surveys will be rotating routinely and are the compass for our “mainstream content”. We also offer a place for you to post suggested topics that you feel would be beneficial regarding a future building project or significant home improvement. Don’t ask about cleaning gutters, we’ll just make fun of you. Really. It’s not pretty.

Join the Nuhaus Alumni

To truly be a part of this journey to enlightenment takes an investment.  No, not money!  Actually, just a few minutes and some honest responses to a few questions.  We don’t share your dark secrets, but it does help us build profiles on who our listeners are and the projects they want to, or are doing.  For this, we treat you special.  Well, not super special but above average special.  We will offer special access, discounts to certain events and stuff like that.  What you’ll be doing is help us shape our focus and content to better serve all of you.  For this selfless act, we make you an Alumni.  Okay, everybody start singing….Kumbaya my…….

Tell Us or Ask Us, either is good!

This link opens the door to a mystical place of magic and wonder….no not really!  Bottom line, we have a lot to talk about and have a hard time pickin’ a place to start.  However we don’t want a bunch noise about stuff you can figure out yourself ( if you can fog a mirror).  Please remember, we are  NOT a DIY resource.  I mean seriously, there’s a hundred sites out there telling you to hire their guys.  We don’t do that.  If ya’ need your gutters cleaned, get a hose and a ladder and get rockin’ or hire somebody.  However, thinkin’ about a Master Suite addition?  Now we have a disussion!  What we will do is list a number of serious topics that arise routinely in our design practice.  We post those topics for your consideration and need you to rank them in order of importance to you.  These surveys will be rotating routinely and are the compass for our “mainstream content”.  We also offer a place for you to post suggested topics that you feel would be beneficial regarding a future building project or significant home improvement.  Don’t ask about cleaning gutters, we’ll just make fun of you.  Really.  It’s not pretty.

Join the Nuhaus Alumni

To truly be a part of this journey to enlightenment takes an investment.  No, not money!  Actually, just a few minutes and some honest responses to a few questions.  We don’t share your dark secrets, but it does help us build profiles on who our listeners are and the projects they want to or are doing.  For this, we treat you special.  Well, not super special but above average special.  We will offer special access, discounts to certain events and stuff like that.  What you’ll be doing is help us shape our focus and content to better serve all of you.  For this selfless act, we make you an Alumni.  Okay, everybody start singing….Kumbaya my…….

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Originally emerging as “Designs for Living” in North Florida in the early 1980’s, our passion for residential design transitioned to Atlanta in 1996 preceding the Olympics. Along the Gold Coast of North Florida we produced custom designs for coastal and inland residences from Atlantic Beach to St. Augustine.
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