We approach design as an art, creating a happy process for you as well as a beautiful, practical finished product. I listen well to help you realize the home of your dreams, working with your vision to give you a solution beyond your expectations. As a published illustrator, painter, and award winning architect, I can sketch any 3D view of your project as we're sitting in a meeting, and our staff produces 3D plans that you can “walk through” on your own. With over 35 years of experience in architecture, I worked for reknowned firms with high standards before starting on my own. We produce detailed construction drawings and work closely with excellent contractors, eliminating the stress caused by surprises, wasted time, and cost overruns.
We love helping clients get excited about excellent design. With our “celebrate the poetry of place” philosophy and method, our designs celebrate the best qualities and feeling about a place, whether it’s the landscape, the local culture, or a historic structure. We believe a home, no matter the size, should be a retreat, a private resort that connects to you to nature, light and well-being. We’re committed to sustainable design, including using local materials that maintain a connection to a specific place or region.
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You can see the full “Poetry of Place” process on my website. The first step is to listen and understand your needs, hopes and dreams. After a preliminary or schematic design that is within your budget is completed and agreed upon, the design is developed and specifications are completed. These add more detail and take into consideration appliances, fixtures and fittings. A new cost estimate is completed and any adjustments made. Finally, detailed construction drawings are completed and the project is put out to bid. During the construction of the project, our office is retained to create a "three legged stool" team - owner, architect, and contractor - to keep the design intent intact, and the schedule and cost in check.
Yale School of Architecture
Dartmouth College BA in Art, ARchitecture and French
Licensed in Cwith NCARB reciprocity
AZ Governor's award in Historic Preservation
Continuing education to maintain AIA credentials