Urban Ag Learning Center Under Construction

August 14 2019 Last year I designed a solar greenhouse for a great local non-profit organization: Lighthouse Youth and Family Services (https://www.lys.org/). The greenhouse is to be used and maintained by students at the Lighthouse Community School and will allow the students to continue learning about sustainable agricultural techniques throughout the winter months. Thanks to a generous grant from Impact 100 (https://impact100.org/) and the …

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 …

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 …

Drawings: AMC Pacer

While thinking about drawings I’ve made over the last 30 years to include in this drawing series, I came across a sketchbook that had this imaginary street scene in it (pencil on sketch paper). The drawing is dated May, 1992 and was done simply for the pleasure of it. A car that looks something like an AMC Pacer is zipping along …

Drawings: Family Room Interior

This month’s drawing (#2 pencil and colored pencil on yellow trace paper) was part of a design proposal for a residential addition and renovation project dating to 2001. This was to be a light filled space with large windows looking out to a wooded green lot. It is important to set up a drawing like this so that the observer’s …