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David Kent Ballast, FAIA, is the owner of Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast is also a regular contributor to the ASID Distinguished Speaker Series. A licensed architect in the state of Colorado and an NCIDQ certificate holder, Mr. Ballast has written many books on design topics.