on why i’m not a classicist

May 19th 2016 Comments: 6

I’m called by things that break my heart A lone and solitary window A sad and lovely song A sagging ridge A lazy eye An impossibly low ceiling The lilt and swagger of time’s appendage All eloquent imperfection For though my heart is cracked Light now enters And I hear … [read more]

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]

two’s company

May 5th 2016 Comments: 4

What is it about twins that is so intrinsically settling (the above image notwithstanding)? Pairs hold a mystical place in our collective lexicon. You’ll find twins in the mythologies of many cultures around the world. In some they’re seen as ominous, in others they’re seen as auspicious. Often seen as … [read more]

inspiration point

April 28th 2016 Comments: 2

When we begin a new project, our clients often ask “What can we do to communicate what we like?” In the olden days of yore, we’d ask for pictures ripped from magazines that illustrated things that caught their eye. Nowadays, this is typically organized through a high-tech-tear-sheet collector called Pinterest. … [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]

the printed works: southern living, march 2016

April 13th 2016 Comments: 4

The following story, an interview with A. Hayes Town award winner Bobby McAlpine, appeared in the March issue of Southern Living magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Mimi Read and photographed by Jonny Valiant. A special video interview with Bobby also follows. Ever … [read more]

home work

April 7th 2016 Comments: 3

One of the reactions of the fast-moving digital age is the flexibility of being able to accomplish your work from anywhere in the world. As a result of this, a trend that we’re beginning to see is the advent of the fully outfitted home office. And these work outposts are … [read more]

loggia life

March 31st 2016 Comments: 6

A loggia, by architectural definition, is a covered exterior gallery or corridor with an outer wall open to the elements, which is usually supported by a series of columns or arches. Narrower than a porch, it’s typically used for traveling from one building to the next tented from harsh elements.   It … [read more]

the printed works: NYC&G, april 2016

March 24th 2016 Comments: 4

The following cover story, “Northern Light”, appeared in the April issue of New York Cottage & Gardens magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Alejandro Saralegui and photographed by Simon Upton. The buzz around Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up might have quieted down a … [read more]

green day

March 17th 2016 Comments: 1

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Ireland is famously known as “The Emerald Isle.”  Because of this, green evolved over time as the choice color for this holiday.  The green in the Irish flag and the shamrock St. Patrick used in his Catholic teachings also played a big role in developing green … [read more]

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