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 …

Drawings: Mountain Section

This drawing of my Mountain House design from 2006 is both a design elevation and a site section. (pen and ink, gray markers and pencil on yellow trace paper). A site section drawing describes a cut through the ground, in this case showing a building elevation beyond the cut. Although it is rendered with shade and shadow and depicted with …

Drawings: Kitchen Windows

This month I wanted you to see a drawing that I made to illustrate part of a large residential remodeling project. (#2 pencil and prismacolor pencils on white trace paper) This was done quickly, probably executed in about an hour or so. It was effective though both in helping me understand and showing my client the basic idea of this …