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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

Load-bearing antique (200 year old) White Oak timbers, the primary structural members for the new additions on the Expansion Pack, 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 American Architecture Bronze Prize 2016 for Landscape Architecture/Gardens!

  • October 22, 2016

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 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

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

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