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.


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


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).

Feature Remodel

As seen in the current issue of Boulder County Home and Garden (Spring 2011) Feature Remodel: The Modern (Not Massive) Ranch – Click on the images to read more Excerpt: This ranch home… Continue reading

Modern history

Once upon a time there were empty residential lots in Boulder, Colorado. In 1953, professor and herpetologist T. Paul Maslin with his wife, Mary, hired architect Hoby Wagener to design a functional modern… Continue reading

Cooktop or stove?

Cooking lies at the heart of the kitchen. All other functions orbit as satellites around that one. Probably the earliest decision you will make when designing a new kitchen is whether to choose… Continue reading

Let the sun shine

Photovoltaics and sunshades in place, this house on Eldorado Springs Drive sits ready for summer. We recently completed construction on this extensive remodel and addition, shown here as a three-dimensional drawing. Active and… Continue reading