This is a small house designed to be prefabricated and used as a weekend retreat in a larger landscape, along the movement of the ‘tiny house’. Large openings on all four sides take advantage of views and allow for natural cross-ventilation. The large deck emerges from one side to act as an extension of the indoor space.
This custom home is designed for a couple retiring to a gorgeous piece of property looking east over Lake Travis in the Texas hill country. The house is organized in a curve that mirrors the arc of the view over the lake, creating expansive deck and indoor/outdoor space in the foreground, with dramatic views of the lake from every room in the single level layout. A lower wall defines the perimeter at the back of the house, allowing the shed-style roof to slide above and capture both light and cross-ventilation from high windows along the west and north sides of the home.
This is a new single-level, 2600 square foot home in the Awbrey Park neighborhood of Bend. Designed to fit into the sloping lot and grab views to the east and north, the home is organized around a central courtyard, which gathers ample natural light for each area of the home.
This is a new master suite and carport addition for some dear friends in Spokane, now in construction. The addition will attach via an enclosed bridge to the main level of their home, with a set of stairs leading down to the open carport below. You can follow the owner’s construction sequence photos here.
These are early schematic renderings of a new home I’m working on on Bend’s west side. The design maximizes roof area for stormwater collection by orienting the main and upper levels perpendicular to one another, which also works to create opportunities for a covered patio at the main level and a roof garden upstairs. The home is also located on the lot to maximize solar exposure and connections between indoors and out. And yes, we’re going to do our damndest to pull off that cantilever.
This is a new 3600 square foot house to be built this spring on a sloping lot in the City View neighborhood of Bend. The house is designed to step down with the lot and take advantage of views and sunlight to the south. Construction will begin shortly - stay tuned for some progress photos.
The goal of this project was to seamlessly add a new master bedroom to a craftsman style home, while repurposing space within the existing house for a new master bathroom and computer room. Additional upgrades were made to the kitchen and an existing bathroom, and the entire home was rewired with new solar panels added at the roof.
This is a new home in Bend along the Rivers Edge Golf Course and overlooking the Deschutes River. The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, with an open floor plan in the kitchen, living, and dining areas. The house is organized to take advantage of easterly light and views of the river.
We entered a competition that sought to find solutions for transitional housing for TB patients with AIDS in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake of 2009. Successful recovery from TB requires isolation and good ventilation, so we designed modular units that are separated for isolation but connected by a common courtyard to maintain community. Louvered windows allow for air to ventilate in all four directions, and the modular design allows for simplified, sequential construction.
This new residence for a family of five is located in the hills southwest of Eugene. The house utilizes the limitations of a restrictive building envelope to gather southern light and frame views to the surrounding trees and hills. You can see a schematic animation of the project here.