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In the studio: new house project in Portland, Oregon

In the studio: new house project in Portland, Oregon

We have been engaged on the design of a new house in Portland, Oregon by returning clients who have relocated to that city.  The project includes an ADU, an accessory dwelling unit, which is located to the front of the structure.  The family's portion of the house is toward the rear of the property and surrounds the garden.

Boulder's Embattled Historic Bandshell

Every ten years or so, our local city government, the City Council and some folks in the Planning Department, get the notion that the downtown civic area needs to be revitalized.  So Master Plans are created, consultants are hired, public meeting are held and more often than not, the public has clearly expressed the desire to leave beautiful Boulder as it is.  There is a lot to be said about... 

World's Smallest Skyscraper, Wichita Falls, Texas

World's Smallest Skyscraper, Wichita Falls, Texas

Just off a bit from the main downtown area of Wichita Falls, Texas is the world's smallest skyscraper.  The Newby-McMahon Building was built in 1919 and its diminutive size is the outcome of a fraudulent investment scheme following a 1918 oil boom.