April Drawing

24 April 2019 This month’s drawing depicts a proposed addition to a house near Cincinnati (pigment liner, gray markers, graphite pencils and pencil eraser on white trace paper). This was done as part of a series to explain a proposed design concept to a client. The challenge here was designing a kitchen and dining room addition that would contrast in …

More Drawings For March!

15 March 2019 This is another recent design drawing of one of my projects in Cincinnati (pigment liner, gray markers, and pencil eraser on white trace paper). Like a lot of the illustrations and sketches I’ve shared before, this one was done as part of a series to explain a proposed design concept to my client. Executed in a couple …

More Drawings!

8 February 2019 I was looking at an email this morning from a company that produces photo realistic architectural renderings. I think it would be hard to tell that their drawings were in fact not photography if one didn’t already know that they were not. Although there is a cost involved certainly this represents a huge benefit to building owners. …

My Favorite Part

Earlier this year I led two discussions regarding the process of residential design. The first of these was held @ Bromwell’s downtown Cincinnati in January. Known as the premier fireplace products distributor and showroom in greater Cincinnati, Bromwell’s sells a variety of fireplace products, furniture and custom accessories. In this video clip my client Kathy Holwadel sits with Brent Hodge and Jeff …

Lighting Your House

Earlier this year I hosted two discussions regarding the process of residential design. Over the next few months I want to share with you a few clips from those talks. The second of them was held @ Switch on Fourth in Cincinnati in February. Switch offers exquisite expertise in lighting design and products as well as modern furniture. In this short video, my …

Housetrends March/April 2018

This is to say thanks to the great people at Housetrends Magazine for their piece on one of my recent projects, the Holwadel Residence in Newport, KY. Check out the article at https://www.housetrends.com/digital-issue%20target=  (page 24); fine writing by Sarah Dills and wonderful photography by Ross Van Pelt! I love working at a high level of detail such as I was able to …

Luber Residence

This past September I asked photographer Ross Van Pelt to meet me in Ft.Thomas KY at a house I designed some 20 years ago. I always loved this light-filled house but the four or five images of it taken with film photography had been lost. During the shoot I served as amateur photographer’s assistant. For about four hours one Monday, I …

Drawings: Kitchen Design

From my continuing series of illustrations and architectural drawings…. In 2006, I received a fantastic commission for a house near Cashiers, North Carolina. I made this drawing (pen and color markers on newsprint) of one corner of the kitchen during the design phase. I wanted to show my client how the windows, cabinetry and natural light were going to work …