Site Visit Recap: February 9-12, 2017

Last week we had a very fun and productive visit to the Arizona property. The weather was great and we got a lot done. Best of all, we both got to go! Eric took Thursday and Friday off work, which allowed us two full days on site: Friday and Saturday. Our efforts were...

Northern Arizona Night Sky

I took these on my solo trip out to our property in mid-January 2017. I'm no expert on night sky photography, I just set a long exposure and high ISO, and propped my Nikon D90 up on the bed of my pickup truck. Not bad for an amateur! They remind me of this quote from...

Site Visit Recap: January 17-19, 2017

I'm back from my second visit to the property, which was my first (finally!) since we closed on the purchase at the end of October. Between us being sick, or snow/ice/rain in Arizona, or our other work & life schedules, we've repeatedly had to put off making the...

The White Van Mystery

When we were searching for our dream property, we ended up finding it by way of the parcel next door. For some reason that property was the one that came up in the listings our realtor sent us, and it was the reason I went down this dead-end cinder paved country road...

Our Quonset House Site

It's interesting how a dream can evolve. A few years ago, I got to design a house for a twenty-plus acre site outside Austin, Texas. It was an exciting opportunity, and the client embraced my ideas in a way that produced a wonderful synergy between us as the design...

Business of Architecture Podcast – Interview with Earl

Earlier this year I was interviewed by Enoch Sears for his Business of Architecture podcast. At that point, I had been selected as a finalist for Charrette Venture Group's Architecture Business Plan Competition, but the final round of the competition hadn't yet been...