For four decades Wolfworks projects have been designed by Jamie Wolf. Last September Jamie welcomed architect Kyle Cruz to Wolfworks and thus began a design partnership that has them both energized and inspired to build on the legacy of that work. This design collaboration expands our capacity and has resulted in a positive synergy as we combine our talents.
Kyle grew up in Burlington and, before joining us designed and built a home there for his family, just over the border from Collinsville. Kyle got his architectural education at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and after graduating, spent nine years working at Amenta/Emma, an established firm in Hartford. While there he headed up working groups related to Sustainability, Quality of Documents, and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI).
Beyond being aligned with our mission to be leaders in building sustainably, what attracted Kyle to joining us here was an interest in designers and builders working together as one on projects at the residential scale. What that means is that, beyond design, he is collaborating with Janet and our trade partners on every project. He is fully engaged and ably serving clients at every stage of our process, from initial contact thru to project completion.
Working together he and Jamie developed a new Feasibility and Orientation phase of our design service. It intends to equip people considering building a new home or remodeling an existing one to make smart choices about how to proceed. It incorporates the Project Snapshot service that Jamie had been providing with a look under the hood at all the phases of the design and construction process and the systems we’ve designed to support that journey from beginning to end. Folks are finding it to be a valuable way to get their bearings before plunging into the project itself.
On the horizon is an ownership transition which will begin with Kyle, Janet, and Jamie becoming shared owners of the company. In that role Kyle is taking on additional management responsibilities developing the company and its capacities. His devotion to collaborative relationships, disciplined business practices, and strong architectural design all done with a smile and deserved self confidence make Wolfworks a fun place to share with him.
We’re pleased to be featured in this timely book. Author Sheri Koones has had her finger on the pulse of a number of significant trends in building responsibly and in “Downsize: Living Large in a Small House” she is once again aligned with the times.
Attend an Open Wall Open House Oct. 12 to learn how we craft a Net Zero Home that produces all the energy it uses.
Designing and building a home of lasting beauty that produces as much energy as it needs with comfort, health, durability and energy security baked in is an exciting journey.
But where to begin? By asking these six questions and being led by the answers the journey makes sense. These questions provide a structure and give shape to a path to follow.
Can we live in homes that produce as much energy as they use? The answer is an emphatic yes, and every year since 2010 the CT Zero Energy Challenge sponsored by energizeCT has shown a spotlight on homes being built here in Connecticut that do just that.
Wolfworks Net Zero Energy Farmhouse in Mansfield wins the 2017 CT Net Zero Challenge for the Best Thermal Envelope Earlier this week Wolfworks was awarded their third CT Net Zero Challenge for a new home in Mansfield that achieves exceptional energy performance and...
Here is a pretty great story of a house on a river and the folks who have chosen to live there and the changes we have been employed to make. Every house has a story. And each of these stories has chapters. And each of those chapters adds the story of each of the...
We're excited to get started on another "Right Sized" project Sean and Carla discovered and purchased a pretty special piece of land. It turned out to be a long journey with more than a few regulatory and legal hurdles to navigate, but we are finally breaking ground....
Wolfworks was receives the Judi Friedman Lifetime Achievement Award from People’s Action for Clean Energy
Being thoughtful about what we need, right-sizing the project, and discovering what’s possible at what cost is the foundation of every design process we guide folks through to create a home that fits.
We approach design and construction of homes differently. It is an opportunity to create a decidedly better building and home of lasting beauty with levels of comfort, health, durability, and energy security unlike homes of the past. We offer a smarter choice.