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.
My broad experience in aspects of practice promotes an integrated, collaborative approach to projects, large and small.
Constant research into how design can improve the human experience enriches and informs my work.
My work encompasses a spectrum of affiliated disciplines: furniture design, graphics, interiors.
Y-S Master Suite
Y-S Master Suite
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.