Schools As Civic Architecture

This Guest Opinion by Juana Gómez of Lawrence and Gómez Architects  appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera on September 25, 2011 Excerpt: A few days into this school year, the Citizens’ Bond Oversight… Continue reading

A Patient Search

In 1960 at age 71, architect Le Corbusier summarized his career in a monograph titled Creation is a patient search. That would also be a fitting sub-title for Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas… Continue reading

Summer Sun and the MidMod Renewal

Colorado’s high-altitude summer sun ripens our gardens’ tomatoes and orchard peaches. The dry air and cool evenings help bring these to plump perfection in August. But unless it is properly controlled, the abundant… Continue reading

Architectural pairings – Beach Holiday

Bright blue aluminum chairs can evoke the seaside by their simple juxtaposition against galvanized corrugated metal and weathered wood decking. Our firm designed the addition to this house in Colorado, contrasting the existing… Continue reading

Summer reading

One recently finished and one recently started If you loved Technology in the Ancient World or The Mummies of Urumchi, you will enjoy Women’s Work, The First 20,000 Years. Elizabeth W. Barber tells… Continue reading

Architectural Pairings – Fourth of July

Two contemporary versions of traditional standards The craftsman detailing of this front porch complements the varied colors and textures of a freshly made potato salad.

Sinuous

Chicago begets another innovative skyscraper with the opening of an intriguing structure by one of the city’s native daughters, Jeanne Gang. It breaks with recent highrise traditions in many ways, some of which… Continue reading

Historic Caribbean Color

From a recent trip to San Juan and Arecibo, Puerto Rico Historic color on some of the oldest buildings in the Americas (a few almost 500 years old) Restored or raw

Gimme Shelter

If you need to end a drought in Colorado, take the gutters or the roof off a house. Deconstruction always brings on a downpour. Our May weather highlights the need for proper gutters,… Continue reading

Splash

A focal point of any kitchen or bath, the backsplash provides a canvas for craftsmanship, but only if all the pieces work according to plan (and elevation).