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…

Project Spotlight: The Glass Wexler_Under Construction

This week we are are going introduce a project that is currently under construction. The Glass Wexler was designed by Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison in 1954 and is a beautiful mid-century single family residence located in Palm Springs, CA. The client desired to have more of an open floor plan that still kept to…

Architect vs Doctor vs Serial Killer vs 6 Year Old

Most of us receive handwritten notes everyday, or write them ourselves; a doctor note for a prescription you need, a nice holiday card from your small relative or a personal murder note from a serial killer.. okay hopefully not the last one. Our writing can tell many things about our selves and has it’s own…

REVIT Best Practices: Wall Schedules with Type Images

In the olden days (HAHA)…  Our Wall Types were displayed as plan detail drawings identifying the material composition and wall thickness. Then I read a little blog post “Graphic Standards – Part 2” by Bob Borson on Life of an Architect.  Similar concept, but much more informative with a full assembly description moving from exterior…