This small house, originally built in Louisiana, pays respect to local historical house types of the dogtrot and the shotgun. Its use of vernacular materials and minimal detailing make it both an ode to local traditions while still retaining a universal character. The house was destroyed in 2005; however, it was rebuilt in Ramseur, North Carolina in 2012.
Los Altos Hills, CA
The addition of a pool and surrounding outdoor spaces under trellises enlivens this rear yard.
St. Michaels, MD
This country house resembles the clustered farm compounds found in the Chesapeake Bay area, where this house is located. The minimal, barn-like shapes are punctuated by vertical chimneys, and all glass windows and doors can be sealed with shutters when unoccupied
San Francisco, CA
This Eichler needed an overall interior renovation, and details were conceived to preserve the existing character and bring the house up to modern standards.
Palo Alto, CA
This current project is for the exterior remodeling of an existing nondescript house in Palo Alto, California. The renovation features new windows, siding and roof overhang treatments in order to give a presence to the main entry facade.
Los Altos Hills
This house remodel features an extensive interior and exterior makeover of a house with a complicated and less than functional layout.
This minimal cabin is located on the slope of a river valley in Durango, Colorado. There is an interior portion of the cabin sized at 12'x24', and there is a same-sized exterior porch. The two entry doors can be sealed with metal shutters for fires, large animals and peace of mind.
Dog Island, Florida
This small guesthouse consists of two rooms, each with its own pyramidal roof. The rooms are aligned along a central axis, but each is also pinwheeled in layout. The roof is corrugated metal and the siding is stained cedar.
The owner of this new residence is a scholar of Japanese culture and business and requested the design to have a flavor of the Katsura Imperial Villa, that he had long admired. The long roof profiles also have a Wrightian flavor in keeping with the theme. Materials consists of stucco and dark-anodized aluminum windows.
Los Altos Hills, CA
This new residence is perched on a small hill and faces a dramatic southern view of the valley. Materials consist of aluminum windows and wooden rainscreen siding.
Palo Alto, CA
This under-construction project is for the exterior remodeling of an existing wood shingle house built in the 1960's. A reworking of the interior layout to improve flow and views is also desired. A unifying front overhang is central to creating a more ordered and attractive front facade.
Mountain View, CA
This housing development consists of three detached houses near downtown Mountain View. Similar layouts, with different detailing allowed costs to be kept extremely reasonable. This project required extensive planning reviews and coordination with various technical consultants. All units are currently sold.
This chapel is located on the slopes of the foothills near the White Sands military base. The chapel consists of a single, open room that is top lit via a raised glass skylight. The ceiling is decorated with gold aluminum tiles of varying textures. The massing of the chapel evokes the agglomerative nature of local rural architecture.
San Juan Island, WA
This small house consists of two pitched roof wings divided by living and sleeping. It was to be located on a densely wooded site on San Juan Island, Washington.
This corrugated steel building serves as a garage and shop out building to a residence. The visual language of the structure references industrial buildings that are well-proportioned and anonymous.
This small modular house design was designed and built to be featured in an atrium space in the Mall of America. Two proportional saltbox shapes merge into one another, and the entire house can be closed down with large, sliding shutters.
This unbuilt adobe courtyard house design is located in the special city of Marfa, Texas where the artist, Donald Judd located the Chinati Foundation to house some of his work.