info for home-making

heating and cooling for your house

The types and costs of heating your house

The available array of options for heating and cooling your house is significantly larger than it was just a few years ago.  Heightened awareness of energy efficiency and new, related techologies, have given us options that not only provide a much greater degree of thermal comfort, but do so at less cost and most importantly provide the homeowner with monitoring tools to increase awareness of how these systems can be optimized.

architect's pet peeves no. 17 - fake quoins

architect's pet peeves no. 17 - fake quoins

"Quoins" are the exposed stone pieces that you sometimes see stacking up only on the corner of a building. They sometimes look like a zipper applied to the corner edges of a structure.

Sunshine Canyon courtyard house

Sunshine Canyon courtyard house

In a collaboration with ACI Design:Build, we have been working on the design for a new house up on Sunshine Canyon.

Project updates, October 2014 version

Project updates, October 2014 version

It has been a very busy and productive number of months at M. Gerwing Architects and ACI and we have shamelessly neglected the blog in lieu of actually getting projects done. We have a number of projects that are nearing completion, including renovation projects in both North Boulder and South Boulder

South Boulder, construction progress

South Boulder, construction progress

With ACI, we have been working on a very interesting project in South Boulder.  The scope of work is an interior-only renovation of a stereotypical single-story ranch house.