mulch magic

August 28th 2014 Comments: 13

When visiting a garden, most folks’ pulse slows, breathing calms, and perhaps they become a little meditative marveling at humankind’s manipulation of the flora. Gazing upon a garden can conjure a happy result. However, when I step into a garden new to me, my heart races, and I get giddy … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Gardens

room with a review

August 21st 2014 Comments: 7

The following was written by Deborah Dluzen. Ms. Dluzen lives in Portland Oregon and is a self confessed “stalker” of ours. She’s also a poetic writer. These words (which I discovered on her FaceBook page – stalking you right back, my dear Deborah) perfectly captured the feel of our book. … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Window

a knack for noticing

August 14th 2014 Comments: 12

Let me introduce myself. Like many of the designers at McAlpine Tankersley, I come from a small place with very little in the way of design—and my colleagues will not let me forget it. But although my upbringing could not give me “architecture with a capital A,” it did engender … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Barn

creole testament

August 7th 2014 Comments: 5

His project, a large house in Montgomery, Alabama, basically bankrolled our backbone. This charter commission gave us the courage (and funds) to hang out a shingle. Fast forward many years – kids grown and gone, retirement looming, golf courses softly calling his name. He and his wife, now older and … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Entry