MONTH     May 2012

Cool Modern Architecture at Wellesley College

My older daughter will be graduating from Wellesley College on Friday, and needless to say I am incredibly proud! Were you aware of how much phenomenal modern architecture you can experience at Wellesley’s gem of a campus?! My favorites are Mack Scogin Merrill Elam’s Lulu Chow Wang Student Center and Rafael Moneo’s Davis Museum. Check …

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Exciting New Green Ideas

I recently traveled back to Hawai`i for a three-day photo shoot of our Hawai`i Wildlife Center, which means two very long days of travel and ample opportunities to catch up on reading. However, before digging into the 20 pounds of reading material I brought for the occasion, I just had to start by flipping through …

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Griffin Island House Design Update – a “floating hole”

One of the most critical design imperatives for a new custom house is that it should be fully integrated with its unique landscape. We are currently collaborating with Kris Horiuchi of Horiuchi Solien Landscape Architects on a new house for a spectacular four acre site on Griffin Island in Wellfleet, MA. The site photos and …

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Before and After: Updating a Staircase

We posted progress photos a few months ago of a small project in Boston’s South End, where we were asked to update a stair connecting an upper level entry hall to a lower level combined living / dining / kitchen.  The previous stair was fairly utilitarian, and did nothing to unify the two levels of …

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