Rock House

Eld Inlet, WA
status: design development

A gathering of wooden stones around a basalt outcropping create a private landscape protected by the rooms of the house. The massing is carved and chiseled to be an extension of the rock formations that lay beneath.

Jade Alley
Miami Design District, Miami, FL
status: completed
in collaboration with SB Architects

A series of parabolic concrete walls and facades give new life to a nondescript Miami alley with changes in scale, shadow, and light integrating new and existing buildings together with a hidden court full of flowering trees at its center. The alley hopes to maintain its obscurity and crudeness in an otherwise sleek and glossy new shopping neighborhood.

Madrona House
Seattle, WA
status: completed
designed in collaboration with Carsten Stinn

A two storey courtyard house designed to nestle into a historic Seattle hilltop neighborhood. Concrete and burnt wood are carved horizontally to connect to gardens and views. Voids are cut vertically to bring in light from above on this tight urban site.


Portland, OR
status: permitting
client: Ryan Zygar

A masonry screen wraps a timber-framed stack of sixteen units. The screen opens and closes based on the light, air, view and privacy needs of the spaces within. Each unit has light and air from at least two sides with a hidden, planted courtyard containing outdoor circulation at the heart of the building.

Portland, OR
status: design
client: Ryan Zygar

A galvanized curtain wraps this timber live-work building.  The curtain opens and closes depending on the needs for light, privacy, and ventilation throughout the building. The terraced massing balances an established Portland corridor with respeecting the smaller scale of the adjacent single family neighborhood. Activity inside revolves around the hidden courtyard and shared rooftop community space.