Once in a rare while, certain things come together in the design process that bring about noteworthy outcomes. Thus was the case a few years ago when a dynamic young couple invited my colleagues, Chris Meyer, Max Mahaffey, Katie Leaf and myself to design a vigorously modern home for their young family. Read More
September 16 from 8:00AM-4:00PM will see an unusual groundbreaking. The 107-year-old house at 2021 Harriet, (Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis) is being renovated to achieve the ‘net zero’ energy standard. A ‘net-zero’ house produces at least as much energy as it uses. Read More
It all started with my dad.
He was a fighter pilot and an aeronautical engineer who taught me the magic of lift and the concept of flight. It spawned a visceral love of carving space in time, like a football arcing through the air to intersect a pair of outstretched arms or a ballet dancer leaping through space before sticking a perfect landing. Read More
Through this four part series we’ve touched on sustainable design issues ranging from energy use, to materials, and to healthy environments. But an often overlooked element in sustainable design is beauty. Why is beauty important, and what makes it an element of sustainable design practice? Read More
Designing shelter is fundamental to architecture, so experiencing shelter in all its various and available forms is key to understanding structure, durability, comfort, and manipulation of experience. For this architect, it also proved to be a real adventure! Read More
Cabin Life is in full swing as we Midwesterners make our weekend pilgrimage to the waters edge each weekend. As the balmy days of July are soon upon us I’m reminded of a common question I ask my cabin clients. “Do you air condition or listen to the loons?” Read More