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Maturity involves everything from mastering the technical, legal and economic intricacies of building to seeing the full turn of the wheel in architectural style from modernism to antimodernism [to visual complexity], with an accumulation of information and perspective that are the chief rewards of passing time.  It involves living–the most valuable experience of all.

Antique Timber Usage And Design

Antique Timber Usage and Design

Load-bearing antique (200 year old) White Oak timbers, the primary structural members for the new additions on the Run-On Farmhouse, add material warmth and a contextualizing element to the project.  Timber framing is ever-present in the local vernacular architecture of…

  • July 24, 2017
MBA Wins AAP Award!

MBA Wins AAP Award!

MBA Wins American Architecture Bronze Prize 2016 for Landscape Architecture/Gardens!

  • October 22, 2016
K.I.S. Shelving Unit

K.I.S. Shelving Unit

KEEP IT SIMPLE SHELVING UNIT  (K.I.S.) A Customizable, Universal, Cost-Effective, DIY Shelving prototype. A universal design ethos drives the K.I.S. Shelving Unit.  Inherent in the design are tenets of: material efficiency simplicity of design adaptability and re-use use of current…

  • January 6, 2016
Hilgard Garden Wins 2015 ASLA Award!

Hilgard Garden Wins 2015 ASLA Award!

Hilgard Garden has been awarded an American Society of Landscape Architects Award, Northern California Chapter  (link here) for top Residential Design.

  • May 7, 2015
Dan Kiley’s Sarah Scaife Sculpture Court

Dan Kiley’s Sarah Scaife Sculpture Court

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA The elfin behavior of Dan Kiley belies a vast trove of work generated by a complex mix of intuitive design and gridded modernism.  Kiley’s oeuvre; both forthright and elegant, rises to the forefront of…

  • March 10, 2014
That Which Is Beautiful

That Which is Beautiful

Whatever any one does or says, [I] must be good, just as if the gold, the emerald, or the purple were always saying this: Whatever any one does or says, [I] must be emerald and keep my colour. Everything which…

  • March 2, 2014