In the midst of a dismal economic environment, we are lucky to be staying busy with a number of projects in design and five in construction.
Four of the under-construction projects are in Boulder, Colorado, with another in Chicago. Each is a combination of addition and renovation, with clients engaged and willing to transform their current house into something more.
We are getting started on another project outside of Eldorado Springs in Colorado, and possibly another in South Boulder. Both of these projects are in the early design phases, with each house seeing a combination of renovation and addition to better accommodate growing families. In one case the family has young children growing out of their small rooms, in the other a family is growing as older parents move back in with their adult children.'
As usual, in all of these projects we are projecting into the future. However, the multi-generational work of the homes highlights the transitory nature of the house, allowing a home to be a changeable, flexible space endowed with memories and dreams, not merely a fixed architectural object.
It is also good to see construction activity humming along at each jobsite. Carpenters, masons, electricians, etc. are all busy working. Our drawings become the conduit through which local tradespeople can thrive. Each line on paper, each note, is a task, a livelihood.