Reset Teaser: Coming soon
Exciting new offering coming to Downtown Chandler. More on this soon.
Green Building – Coolidge, AZ
Here is an update on an exciting project in Coolidge, Arizona. Coolidge is a town of about 12,000 people 50 miles south of Phoenix. I’m working with a landowner there to develop about 60 acres into about 48 new 1 AC home sites. The houses will take on the rural […]
Pittsburgh: A New Portrait
So I am one of those people mentioned in this book review that fled from Pittsburgh, but I still have a place in my heart for the city I was born in. In Phoenix, we have a book published by the AIA that documents the historic and important buildings in […]
Reburbia finalists announced
The winners of Reburbia, the Suburban Design Competition, have just been announced today. The competition, sponsored jointly by Dwell and Inhabitat.com, called for design solutions that would address the problems that plague present-day suburbia by envisioning different scenarios for the future. This happens to be my favorite by Galina Tahchieva, and you can see […]
As I am working up a plan to try and salvage a large-scale residential project by taking a more in-depth look at the pro-forma (no small feat considering how land and housing prices have changed), I am reminded of the design successes we had on a similar project in Tempe […]
Alternative Energy Center – Rendering
Here is the rendering that we just finished for the Alternative Energy Center in San Jose, CA. This is a really exciting project, and we are anxious to start the next phase after a fund raising period that will hopefully be a short one thanks to images like this one.
New home plan set – “The LEO” available
In the spirit of shifting practice in a post-MKD world (see “changing architectrual landscape” post – 6/3/09), I spent some time this weekend wrapping up something that was long overdue. The design and construction sets for “The LEO” are just about finished, and I’m currently figuring out which of the online plan services […]
Rethinking Adjacencies – Scottsdale 52
This project is comprised of 52 previously independently-owned lots in Scottsdale, Arizona immediately south of a very famous (and very cool) boutique hotel. The buildings have fallen into disrepair, and the tenants – in the buildings where there are actually tenants – range from hard-working illegals to dazed crack heads. […]