Border St Housing

This project, another collaboration led by Joy Street Design in East Boston, presented us with the challenge of creating a cohesive building that also speaks to the fabric of the neighborhood – individual triple deckers, often connected at street level with commercial spaces. Here, we reimagine that in a modern language, while also maintaining efficient and..

Machinist Chest House

What if we reconceptualized a dated penthouse, using a series of activated and kinetic architectural elements, to create the ultimate space for entertaining? When we first toured this penthouse unit with our clients, the most impressive thing was the view….the interior was dated and dark, and not functional for entertaining and hosting overnight guests. Our..

Cambridgeport House

What if we could find a way to add extra spaces, without adding to the building’s footprint…and without needing a zoning variance? We love challenges like this – taking an existing, neglected building and elevating it, just by seeing it in new and creative ways, and unlocking its full spatial potential. This house had been..

Silk Street Renovation

What if we worked together with our client to find the right property, and then gut renovated it in less than five months ? We first started working with this client as a consultant during the home buying process – they were looking for something that needed some work, but wanted someone with them who ..

Rockvale Log House

A gut remodel of an 18th century log house, the project calls for extensive structural, envelope, system, and finish re-work. The clients are pursuing a deep energy retrofit, in order to increase building performance, as well as decrease grid reliance. This project involves energy modeling in Diva, energy monitoring using HOBO loggers, blower door testing..

Stone House

An ongoing renovation and research project, this 1730’s limestone house is an important example of early Pennsylvania Germanic vernacular building. The house, a nearly perfect cube, has had no major renovations since the early/mid 20th century, and has most of its early building fabric still intact. The project involves a gut renovation to incorporate new MEP systems..

Pickup Truck Prototype

What if we could turn a problem [lack of housing, lack of jobs] into a solution using architecture? A Pickup Truck Prototype: Prefabricated, Affordable, Rural Housing in Appalachia Appalachia produces vast quantities of mineral wealth, yet its people have experienced persistent poverty since the 19th century. Working against systemic economic, cultural, environmental, and political patterns,..

Stilt House

The clients for this project were looking for a place to retire – a place where they could have family come to stay, but that would be comfortable for them year round in this coastal climate. They were looking for that elusive combination of open, flowing spaces with spaces to get away with a book,..

live[able] house

Competition entry for the 2010 USGBC Small, Green, Affordable competition, for a mass-produceable, under $100k, LEED Platinum house for New Orleans neighborhoods. Work done collaboratively with Justin Hershberger.

26 West Broadway

What if we fit 31 units on a lot with only 50′ of street frontage? The transit-oriented 26 West Broadway is a 46,000 square foot mixed-use development in a radically transforming South Boston neighborhood. The six-story building is highly visible from the West Broadway Bridge and the Southeast Expressway. The project contains 4,000 square feet..