A Good House tells a story


“A Good Novel must have a good story line. It needs to be interesting, inspiring, concise and complete.”

My approach to design for houses and light commercial buildings is to start with a strong concept or storyline. In a good story there are no random chapters, paragraphs or sentences as the novel is holistic - everything relates back to the storyline.  Good Architecture is holistic too.  This means the floorplans, elevations, sections, and details all relate back to the storyline or concept. Like a good novel, the storyline is developed first and the rest follow suit.

The process of designing a house is like writing a novel.  Beginning with the storyline, the author will compose the various chapters of the novel.  Authors don’t simply start writing from beginning to end and publish a first draft. Instead, the chapters are refined as the beginning, middle and end are developed.  This is also true for the architectural design process. The elements  - plans, sections, elevations – are developed and refined always relating back to the storyline or concept. 

My designs are Story Formed.  By working with me, as your Architect, Your house will tell your unique, inspiring story.