Walking the land for a new custom Farmhouse

  It is currently 64 degrees in Kansas City! Fall is here! It is invigorating to finally have cool air arrive! Even better is the chance to be outside enjoying it. Happily I spent Saturday morning outside. While a tad bit warmer than today is was helpful to have the heat.   The sunny morning was... Continue Reading →


The Beauty of an Architectural Model

I often build study models when designing a new home. It is a quickly printed on cardstock model.  The exterior views/walls are the elevations I designed printed to scale using my Revit software. I align all the sides of the home and print them out on a long strip and then I score and fold... Continue Reading →

2016 Year of Beauty

  Happy New Year! I am a tad late getting this blog written as I started the New Year in Florence, Italy.  Alas New Year's Day was the last day of our trip. Now that I am home in Kansas City designing a stack of projects, I can't help but daydream about the beautiful details... Continue Reading →

My house is trendy!

What a surprise to be leisurely  reading today's Kansas City Star House and Home Section and to see a picture of my living room in it. I have written articles for the KC Star. The picture was a from a story about doors I wrote a few years ago. Hard to imagine pocket doors being trendy as they... Continue Reading →

The Handmade House

  It was three degrees this morning my tile installer told me. He added that is without wind chill factored in. He was here promptly around 9 AM to finish grouting my kids’ bath. 2014 was the year of finally doing work around our own home. The danger of being an architect and also being... Continue Reading →

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