Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch

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
Built Different. Built Better.

Built Different. Built Better.

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
The Passive House Solution

The Passive House Solution

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
The Quarry in your Kitchen

The Quarry in your Kitchen

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
It Takes More Than Talent

It Takes More Than Talent

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

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