100 proof

December 31st 2013 Comments: 0

I’m also including a few paparazzi pics from the AD100 announcement event that took place at the Four Seasons Pool Room in Manhattan last month. This is an esteemed group of 100, of which we are honored to be called a member. I eagerly anticipate our next 100 posts. Thank … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Press

a december prayer

December 24th 2013 Comments: 3

Walking timidly, toward Christmas not trusting what I know to want or confess. I am humbled by design, by all I’ve gotten and squandered. The destinations I’ve mispronounced. The answer hovers in the air around me too familiar too see. It is “something to pray for” that is haunting me. … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Design Details

kitchen staff

December 17th 2013 Comments: 3

On this blog, we show a lot of the work we do for others but today, I’d like to open the doors to some of our staff’s homes – in particular, the kitchen. Here’s what a few of our staff have at home on the stove. During Bobby’s residency in … [read more]

social butterfly

December 10th 2013 Comments: 2

Of course, that was only the springboard of his research. He told me he learned enough about our work and the feel of our firm by our website and social media to pique his interest in working with us. I’m certainly not part of the X,Y or Millennium generation.  At … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Social

open house: windy city country house

December 3rd 2013 Comments: 5

This English country style inspired home was our first commission located in Hinsdale, a bucolic neighborhood and Chicago bedroom community. The house is situated on a long, narrow corner lot.  Given the difficult nature of the property, the design of the house realized itself as a one-room deep house. This type … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Yeager Home