the re-purpose driven life

May 12th 2016 Comments: 6

Currently, the trendy buzzphrase in the architectural word is “Green Design.” This is basically defined as a philosophy of creating buildings that minimize negative environmental impact. This is accomplished by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. When asked if we practice this concept of … [read more]

fire place settings

November 27th 2012 Comments: 4

As the chill of winter sets in and the holidays trot toward full gallop, nothing extends a welcome to family and friends like a blazing fire. The focus and bookend of all great rooms, the mantel and its hearth beckon visitors to warm the hands and soul. ¬†After all, any … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Fireplace

is it safe to go outside?

February 8th 2012 Comments: 4

We’ll see what ripples emanate….

McAlpine Journal: Home Design
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