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About Us

I am the principal of a small architectural firm which aims to build a relationship with each client in order to guide their vision through economy and clarity of design. My clients have both large budgets and small budgets; no matter what the budget, everyone deserves good design with aesthetic integrity.

Currently the bulk of my projects involve residential expansion of older homes. These homes are usually well-built and abundant with detail, yet are challenging as livable spaces for the modern family. I start by establishing the client’s goals and objectives, then advise them on options, challenges and cost. Often, I encourage the client to first consider an interior renovation, small bump-out or vertical expansion before pursuing a full-blown addition. Skillful design can add square footage both actual and perceptual, save money and create articulated spaces for today’s lifestyle without changing the footprint of the home.

I welcome you to contact me by email or phone for an informal consultation and look forward to meeting you and tackling design solutions together.