From great meals to great homes, it’s harvest season! With local food from farm to table it’s gratifying to know where your food comes from and that what you eat is supporting the local farm economy. We’re designing and building projects that harvest local energy.... Read More
Let’s start with a tent. Or a tepee. Or an animal skin wrapped round the shoulders. Thin layers. Boundaries between us and inclement conditions outside. Over time we have found ways to thicken that layer of protection. We count on that protective boundary to contain... Read More
My career started in the 70’s as a house painter. A painter touches the surfaces of each project three times: Prep. Prime. Paint. Over dozens of projects I saw and touched every finished part of a house, inside and out. As a result I got to know the parts and how... Read More
I know something new. I know how to design and build homes that are dramatically better than any I’ve ever built. What I know is radically simple. It is systematically measurable and therefore proven. It works. What I know is how to design and build using the Passive... Read More
So many kitchens. So many stone countertops. Beautiful, swirling marbles. Rich chocolate caramel granites. Blues. Golds. Emerald greens. Works of astounding abstract art created by nature. And they’re durable and long lasting. When I think back over the last two... Read More
OK. I’m probably not the best person to throw around sports metaphors. But here goes. We all want the A team playing for us. And not just that. We want a good diversity of skills. And how about a “bench” to draw from so we can put together the right mix for the right... Read More
Green architecture is not just trendy, but absolutely recommendable. As builders, architects and clients state, benefits of using green architecture are only going to increase in number, until they be...
We are on our way toward a less resource intense economy. It will, however, be increasingly tech driven. This report unpacks some of where this leads. Politics is more than likely not going to destruct this path. ... See MoreSee Less