ArcDesign In The News
In Case You Haven't Heard
Here you'll find articles and other media sharing ArcDesign's words of wisdom and advice about building, maintaining, and insuring homes here in Florida's challenging climate. You'll also find out how we're helping homeowners and contractors by designing better homes for our sometimes harsh and unpredictable environment. If you want to function, comfort, safety, longevity, and beauty, then trust in what we know and in what we can do for your home and your family.
Is Building a Home in Your Future?
Planning, designing, and building a new home can be one of the most joyous occasions in a person's life. Though that's not to say that it can't have its downside. So let's do a quick exploration of some of the pros and cons of designing and building a new home.
Thanks to Firefighters' Generosity, Clearwater Boy Gets Outside for First Time in Years
***ArcDesign's Randy Young, though not mentioned, volunteered the design and drafting work for this project which brought so much joy***
First Aired and Published Online Courtesy of Fox News 13/ - Feb 27, 2020
Several years ago, Sean Findlay was diagnosed with Alexander's Disease, a rare disorder of the nervous system. Doctors told his grandmother he wouldn't make it to 7 years old.
How Federal Flood Policy is, and Isn't, Addressing Climate Change Today
First Published Online Courtesy of - September 20, 2019
The front line of climate change policy isn't new proposals for wind energy, mass transit, or the Green New Deal: it's how we deal with, plan, and pay for catastrophic flooding exacerbated by changing weather patterns.
Raise Home Now or Sink Later
First Published Online Courtesy of NU Property Casualty 360° - September 5, 2019 - Written by Randy Young, CEO of ArcDesign

Here's why coastal residents must look into raising their homes before it's too late.
Rebuilding Challenges Impacting Mexico Beach: A Warning for all Floridians Facing Hurricane Season
First Published Online Courtesy of Informed Infrastructure - June 12, 2019

Last year Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach in the panhandle of Florida. In the aftermath of the hurricane's shocking impact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the city "wiped out."
What Agents Need to Know About Coastal Flood Risks and Solutions
First Published Online Courtesy of Miami Agent Magazine - May 15, 2019 - Written by Randy Young, CEO of ArcDesign
If you're a real estate agent, there are many perks of selling a coastal home to a consumer, whether if it's a rental or a permanent residence. But, there are many considerations that should be rendered to the consumer beforehand, so they can have full disclosure on their home investment.
New Law - Florida Homeowners No Longer Blindsided by Insurance Companies
First Published Online Courtesy of Lewis Insurance - March 19, 2019

When Hurricane Michael hit Florida in 2018, the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to make landfall in recorded US history, many residents were shocked to discover their insurance didn't cover damage caused by flooding.
Check Your Address: Is Your Home in the Tampa Bay Flood Zone Danger Zone?
First Aired on WFLA Channel 8 - April 30, 2019
If you live anywhere near the water, you have probably thought about whether your home is in danger of flooding. This year, thousands are learning they are now inside FEMA's newly-updated flood zone danger zone.
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