From the Archives: Hayne goes to Hollywood

Although we primarily focus on custom residential design, every once and a while we get to “wet our whistle” with something new and exciting.  Case in point, the ECOluxe actor trailors… We learned all about trailer construction from Playmor Trailers and that knowledge came in handy when detailing our current project the MON-O-COQUE!  Fiberglass, Luan…

Best Practices: AutoCAD Drawing Templates

Efficiency if key for a small firm and drawing is what we do, so we should be good at it.  Because of that, it’s important to have functional drawing templates to maintain office standards.  It shouldn’t matter if the project manager is drawing it or the summer intern; the output should meet the quality and…

Listen, Learn and GET SHIT DONE!

I don’t know about you, but I need some “white noise” to get me through my workday!  I like to plug in, put my Bose headset on and tune out the rest of the world while I do construction detailing, 3D rendering, as-built drawings, etc.  I jump back and forth between Pandora and Podcasts (and…

Project Update: Malibu Modern Ranch – Here comes the sun…

At the beginning of every project, we create a workplan and set our design goals (#aggressiverealists).  When applying for a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) in Malibu, we know that the project timeline will take at LEAST 9 months and more likely a whole year.  Sometimes, its difficult to explain to our Clients why the process…

Project Intro: Castle Pines: Feasibility Study

When many of us think of architecture, we often think of napkin sketches and beautiful hand rendering (I’m kidding, does anybody do hand rendering anymore… WE DO!! #MAST); BUT, surprise, surprise, Architecture isn’t always about the “fun stuff”.  Our new project in Colorado is a good example of work that needs to be done before…

Project Spotlight: Dark Horse Ranch PREVIEW

Check out these interior snapshots from one of our recently completed projects: DARK HORSE RANCH Look at those ceilings! #centennialwoods Follow me down the polished concrete path. Powder Puff Deserted Island. Lets get cooking! Because rolling towels looks better… #resortfeel #truth Make-up me Pretty. View of the Trees Rub-a-Dub-Dub Stay tuned form more photos of…