Handmade Architecture

Handcrafted details

Combining the care and personal touch of custom fabrication
with the foresight required of traditional design and planning

About Me

I started designing restaurants in the early 90s. Thanks to Peter Niemitz who hired me and inspired me. Then I moved to New York City to work for David Rockwell. With Nancy Mah we started our own studio and did many beautiful projects together. I was lucky enough to work with Adam Tihany, and then AvroKO, while I developed my own design practice.

I have been in Architecture and Design for 49 years. My first job in an architect’s office I was 15 years old. I put myself through college at the University of Michigan and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Now I work from the Hudson Valley at my home studio. I use my woodshop to fabricate custom details for each project.  And I split a lot of firewood.

Before Designing Hospitality . . .
. . . I designed and built
Sizer Residence
Shore of Lake Michigan
Harbert, Michigan
We drew Perspective Studies
by hand
We drew our working drawings
by hand.
We used vintage materials in
new designs
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