Category Archive: Energy and sustainability

Modern Traditional

An interesting article in Houzz

Wild wood

Click to see this project on Houzz. Detail of the kitchen island counter top contrasts the simple, clean lines of the cabinets against the natural edge of this top. The material was harvested… Continue reading

Frost paints a landscape

With high temperatures hovering around zero, frost paints a landscape of evergreens and hills on this garage glass. Click title for more.  


  This reusable Christmas tree created by architect Philip Lawrence                                   could hardly be called artificial  … Continue reading

Green building accreditation

Lawrence and Gómez Architects are pleased to announce that Juana Gómez has completed the requirements for re-accreditation in LEED AP Homes. As one of only two architects in Boulder and only five in… Continue reading

Work starts at the Boulder Reservoir

Work starts on the Boulder Reservoir’s gateway improvements. Better access, trails, landscaping, and entry huts by Lawrence and Gómez will improve a visitor’s experience. The original sign will be relocated. Click to read… Continue reading

reduce, reuse, RECYCLE

or How a Tree Lives Again Indoors Milled cottonwood trunks dry in stacks waiting to be transformed into beautiful objects. ___________________________________________________________________ As construction continues on the Meadow House, workers prepare to deconstruct  the… Continue reading

Labor Day Postcard from Grand County

Labor Day 2012 in Grand County, Colorado It is not uncommon to find a sun bleached bovine hip bone in this open grazing range. An aspen grove surrounds a red cabin. The lodgepole… Continue reading

Staying Cool – The Passive Options

A summer of frequent 100-plus degree days underlines the need for cooling strategies. Turning on the air conditioner, evaporative cooler, or even the electric fans should be the last resort. Here are some… Continue reading

What does Green look like?

Every new house and remodel can be Green. Don’t hesitate to add sustainable features to your project. Green comes in every shade and style. Enhanced by clerestory day-lighting throughout, this house earns 5… Continue reading