CLIENT-ORIENTED SERVICES

My passion is to make the world, wherever possible, more beautiful and accommodating, by leveraging my technical experience, fascination with the physical sciences, and lifelong commitment to the Fine Arts and Humanities, to infuse every Project with integrity and quality. My approach is research-informed, human-centered, and focused on the individual's experience.

My practice, which encompasses the unconventional mix of of healthcare and residential building types, is unified by a single focus: the potential (and moral imperative) of every project to address human wellness. The lessons from each building type cross-pollenate one another to infuse medical environments with comfort and inform home design with affective solutions to improve health.

 

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ARCHITECTURE

My broad experience in aspects of practice promotes an integrated, collaborative approach to projects, large and small.

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RESEARCH

Constant research into how design can improve the human experience enriches and informs my work.

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DESIGN

My work encompasses a spectrum of affiliated disciplines: furniture design, graphics, interiors.

In Construction

 

A new beginning for a family displaced by disaster, with an opportunity to form a new relationship with a remarkable site.

 

In Design

 

Working with an East Bay professional couple to develop a new family home on a sprawling Alamo lot.

 

Modern views

 

Renovation and addition to a mid-Century ranch home overlooking the Orinda Hills.

 

Hillside haven

 

Discrete, thoughtful (and frugal) interventions in a small downslope home built in 1942 create a quiet retreat from challenging careers with greater exposure to nurturing forest canopy. Small adjustments to the existing plan provide a more efficient space for a protective master suite open to a new outdoor living space in the treetops.

A more collaborative relationship with a capable client stretched a modest budget to allow for custom cabinets, custom metal fabrications, and a renovated kitchen. An existing divided-lite door leaf is repurposed into a full-height glazed wall to bring much-needed light into an otherwise dark stairway.

 

Appropriate solutions for a cultural landmark under modernization.

 

Supporting efforts to rescue a troubled project in need of acute but sensitive intervention in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown, providing just-in-time planning and design solutions as a replacement hospital is constructed.

 

 

Leadership for a transformation

 

Project team management and design for repurposing an abandoned dot-com office campus into a new healthcare destination of choice on the peninsula.