This project commands superb views from the Magnolia Bluff. The detailed exposed structural steel members and cast-in-place concrete elements are representative of our abilities to collaborate closely with the architect to produce an exceptional home. Architect: E. Cobb Architects Inc.
This custom home exhibits a truly spectacular structural design. The structural system, although in-filled with wood platform framing, essentially consists of a steel framework to provide for the extreme cantilevers at the roofs and decks, to take advantage of the lake view. Architect: E. Cobb Architects Inc.
The lateral-load criteria for this home are truly demanding, given its location on the beach. This home is subject to not only hurricane-force winds, but also extreme storm surges and tsunami flooding. The remote location also constrained the equipment and materials that could be used in the structural solutions. Architect: De Jesus Architecture & Design
LAKE HOUSE SEATTLE WA This 3,000-square-foot home on Lake Washington features extensive use of steel and concrete to achieve a 15-foot cantilevered master-bath wing. Constant pumping during construction and special waterproofing considerations were required due to the proximity of the lake level. Architect: Stuart Silk Architects
This home is located in the foothills above Anchorage. The exceptional geographic and climatic conditions of the arctic location provided additional design challenges that were successfully met in creating this AIA Merit Award-winning home. Architect: Workshop for Architecture | Design
This house is located in a quiet sylvan cul-de-sac on the west shore of Lake Washington. The numerous roof planes feature exposed glued laminated purlins and wood decking. The varied exposed connections showcased our ability to work in close collaboration with the architect to develop the design. Architect: LaPatra Architects
This new 3,000-square-foot home on Vashon Island is based on a farm vernacular. The home employs exposed structural elements such as two-story concrete walls and reclaimed sawn-lumber beams. Whimsically, this project also includes a permanent structural couch designed to cantilever partially over an opening in the second floor. Architect: Domestic Architecture
This vacation home is located on the extremely steep south shore of the lake. In response to this slope, the structural design includes substantial cast-in-place concrete retaining walls. Exposed wood trusses are featured at the roof. The magnificent lake and mountain views are framed by the continuous line of steel moment frames along the lakeside elevation. Architect: Severud Architecture in association with Weinstein A|U
This cabin is sited to take advantage of northern views, while responding to site conditions, restraints, and opportunities. The cabin is divided into two primary forms-a bedroom wing and a living wing with a transparent central entry that opens out into a screened porch and the view. Architect: Balance Associates, Architects
Simplicity of form and materials was key to the budget of this 850-square-foot cabin. Two concrete walls cradle the cabin's simple box form, allowing it to hover over the hillside. The living room, kitchen, and dining room extend to a large deck facing the view toward the valley and mountains. Architect: Balance Associates, Architects
This house sits along the bank of the Gallatin River near Big Sky, Montana. The house is sited to take advantage of river views as well as solar efficiency. Concrete walls along the back side of the house create a sound barrier from the highway, and also provide a private entry and courtyard. Architect: Balance Associates, Architects