San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre

Been working on this project off and on for 7 years or so now.  Very excited to see it coming closer to fruition.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/entertainment/article152475924.html

On the Boards

Three new custom home projects currently on the boards.

Llamas Residence 2-22-17 Papich Residence 2-22-17 Slimack Residence 2-22-17

Permit Paperwork

 

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I thought this might be amusing, informative, or perhaps enraging to some but intend no political statement here. I actually think the vast majority of this stuff is necessary, justified, and prudent for a number of reasons. But, this is the paperwork necessary to obtain a permit for just one single family home in San Luis Obispo County. And mind you, this was a relatively easy one with no out of the ordinary restrictions you might find in the coastal zone, where the Coastal Commission has jurisdiction, or in areas with any other biological and/or archaeological sensitivities, or denser urban areas where you might have a lot of planning department permits to go through like architectural or historical review, or even an HOA review. For projects in those cases, the paperwork could be easily double.

Starting at the top and moving from left to right and descending-

1. The corrections response list detailing all of the requested changes and/or amendments to the plan package.
2. A county form regarding landscaping requirements.
3. A separate corrections response from the structural engineer.
4. The structural calculations (33 pages)
5. The Title 24 energy efficiency report.
6. A review letter from the soils engineer confirming the plans conform to the soils report.
7. The heating and air conditioning design package.
8. The storm water control plan
9. The storm water application package
10. The water well report
11. A truss calcs review letter from the structural engineer.
12. An addendum to the soils report.
13. “The plans.”
14. The truss design and calculation package.
15. The green building checklist (121 pages)
16. The soils report.

So, if you wonder what is I do all day, this is a good chunk of it. Coordinating all this stuff.

New Projects on the Boards

Been so busy lately I’ve barely had time to breathe, let alone post in here.  Couple of new residences in Arroyo Grande.  Fun stuff. Back to work!

 

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Greek Islands at Shell Beach

First time I have had the opportunity to design something in this style before.  We visited Greece many years ago where I was very inspired by the island vernacular architecture and have always wanted to go back.  So fun to get a chance to do something similar here.

Greek Islands at Shell Beach 1 Greek Islands at Shell Beach 2

 

Best of Houzz 2015

Very pleased to have been awarded Best of Houzz 2015 again this year.  If you haven’t checked it out before and have any interest in residential design and decorating you should have a look.  It’s a tremendous resource for users and quickly becoming a prime source of leads for new work for professionals.

Remodeling and Home Design

The Pritzker Prize

It’s nice to be able to get behind  a winner of this award for a change……

http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com/works.html

Cayucos Beach House Update

Just submitted this to the County for permit.  Looking forward to seeing it built next Spring.

Modern Granny Unit Update

Pretty close to starting construction documents on this one.  Made a little video for the client….

 

The Insolence of Architecture

I’m sorry, but I really enjoy this critic’s consistently contrarian view of modern architecture and its starchitects.

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/jun/05/insolence-architecture/

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