Imaginal Landscapes

June 15th 2017 Comments: 2

A 35 year retrospective of David Keith Braly’s works on paper and canvas now hangs in the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, Alabama. Oh what a life! My colleagues and I marvel at the life and times of our friend David Braly who embarked on an education and … [read more]

Doodle Brain

May 11th 2017 Comments: 2

Our series on hand drawing continues with Kevin Laferriere: Design can be a messy business. Matters of construction, comfort, climate, economy, emotion, and beauty all vie for precedence as a project progresses. An architectural project is essentially a bridge on which these opposing forces will inevitably collide. A work of … [read more]

en plein air

April 27th 2017 Comments: 7

Our series on hand drawing continues, with McLean Jenkins: “When one travels and works with visual things, one uses one’s eyes and draws, so as to fix deep down in one’s experience what is seen. All this means first to look, and then to observe, and finally perhaps to discover.” … [read more]

Drawing Class

April 20th 2017 Comments: 1

  Today, Chris Tippett continues our series on hand drawing. David Baker, Mary Catherine Walter and I were fortunate to spend a few days at The University of Notre Dame’s Architectural Career Fair, our third journey to this event. Why Notre Dame? In addition to drawing platforms such as CAD … [read more]

Personality in Pencil

April 6th 2017 Comments: 1

If you have read this blog for any time, you know our firm is a proponent of hand drawing.  Over the next several weeks, various members of our firm will be speaking about the topic. Today we happily welcome back Mary Catherine Walter, sharing her thoughts and sketches: +++ The … [read more]

a towering achievement

April 21st 2016 Comments: 6

In the May issue of Traditional Home magazine, we have a nice spread on a Tudor estate we worked on that’s located in Salt Lake City. We designed extensive renovations and additions to this romantic house but one element on this historic estate consistently captures the hearts of visitors. Nestled … [read more]

model behavior

March 27th 2012 Comments: 4

Programs such as Sketch-Up allow the CAD operating architect to fly through, over and under their designs in scenes worthy of a contemporary digitally animated film. These always leave me a bit cold. As amazingly realistic as they are, they always seem to lack the warmth of a human touch. … [read more]

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