What does “green” mean to an architect?

What does “green” mean to an architect? You’ve heard the real estate mantra, location, location location…well, “green” means thoughtful and responsive design and it’s all about location. No matter what synonym you use — “sustainable design”, “green building”, “passive design” “LEED”, “environmentally friendly” It’s about relative location – where you put the house on the.. read more →

13 Jun 2009
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Sir Caulks-Alot — One Beer Project

You may remember the wall, the closet organizer, the garage storage shelves and the towel bar trauma 1 through 3. Well, I’m at it again. Despite multiple home-improvement debacles, I still believe I can repair home ills. I think it’s my dad’s fault because he can repair anything and I believed I inherited that talent. Not so. I know exactly what I want and I have an idea for repairing it, but plans and result rarely align. Regardless the perpetual and frequent setbacks, I pursue an idea and invent a project. This time it was a caulk job – the garage door. read more →

01 Apr 2009
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Simpler Fi — Always Simple

Back to basics… less is more… write to express not to impress … naturalist thinking … those are all phrases that virtually mean the same thing — keep it simple or as one of my all-time favorite clients so eloquently says, simpler-fi. read more →

08 Apr 2008
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Using It — Every Space, Every Day

I have too many things I don’t use. Much of it is my fault. Like many Americans, I’m blessed with all the necessities and an abundance of extras. Those extras include too many music CDs, novelty clothes, trinkets and memorabilia that seemed important at the time, but still remain packed in boxes left over from the move. How important could those extras be if I rarely use them? In contrast, I have a few things that seem important because I use them every single day — my computer, my wedding band and my wallet. My house is also something I use every day thanks to a lifestyle choice I call “every space, every day“. read more →

02 Nov 2007
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What is YOUR style?

What is YOUR style? My style is client-vernacular. That archispeak phrase means I design based on YOUR requirements, site conditions and preferences. I use many communication tools and methods to extract your essence and design in your family style. I’m sorry I drifted into archispeak again. What I mean is I get to know you.. read more →

07 Oct 2007
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