An image and a brash, unapologetic quote from one of Boulder’s early architect’s - E. Lundborg
Overly fussy designs: check
Haughty pose: check
Little glasses: check
Lots of attitude: check
Some things never change. Mr. Lundborg's visage was found in a 1908 newspaper down at the Carnegie Library for Local History here in Boulder, Colorado when I was doing some research on a project. The buildings shown above are still standing, although greatly modified. Mr. Lundborg shall stand forever I believe.
A number of months ago, immediately on the heels of the Fourmile Fire, I was hired by a couple who just lost their house to design another. It has been a great process even in the face of that tragedy, with clients who reaffirm why I do residential design. Their thoughtfulness and commitment to the project has no parallel in any other building type.
Today, at noon, we received our Building Permit from Boulder County. True to their word, they greatly expedited the process, cutting it down from 6-8 weeks to about one. My heartfelt thanks go out to the Land Use and Building Department staff, especially Kim Sanchez, Gary Sanfancon and Michelle Huebner who have made a painful process considerably less so.
So we begin. Construction will ramp up here in a few days and I will be posting updates as we progress from excavation through foundations, framing, roofing, etc. Additional special thanks goes out to Jeff Hindman, Kim Neill and the crew at Cottonwood Custom Builders who were brought on early in the design process and have helped guide the project and its budget to a success launch.