Sketches and drawings are an architect's primary means of communicating ideas.
Design begins with discussions and conversations which, inevitably, result in a doodle or a sketch to help make a point or clarify an idea.
Buildings, especially old buildings, tell stories. Observing and sketching can help unlock those stories and hopefully teach us about our own sense of design.
The first three of these sketches are in the service of practice. "Sisters" and "Mid Century Early Century" were used to demonstrate site development ideas for Noll and Tam's winning project proposal for the Los Altos Community Center.
The third sketch, "Marin Ave Stairs", was completed to clarify the design intent of work under construction.
The balance of these sketches were made in my travels around New York State and the San Francisco Bay Area.
February 2017 - Illustration for client and contractor - new stair case and sidewalk
34th ST. NEW YORK, NY
Proposal for a retail store in NY, NY. 2007. Sketch completed while employed with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Drawn for unrealized NYC site; adopted for an alternate location in New England.
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Utica, NY March 2017 - Richard Upjohn Architect- detail of the apse
ERIE CANAL WAREHOUSE IN THE SNOW
Utica NY March 2017 - Thirty Six inches of snow in one night.
TORMEY ROAD IN WINTER
Paris, NY March 2017 My family called this place"The Hill"; my grandmother and grandfather lived in a house on the right side at the top.
PARIS HILL - AGAIN
Paris Hill in May2017 - what a difference 2 months brings!
Doolittle Road, Paris NY March 2017
TURRET IN THE SNOW
Utica, NY March 2017 - Houses with turrets are common
UTICA - ANOTHER TURRET
House on Genessee St., Utica NY March 2017
BANK WITH THE GOLD DOME
Utica, NY. 2016 - The view from Ocean Blue Restaurant
COOPER ST WITH THE STATE STREET MILL
Utica, NY - 2016
Court and Hopper
Utica, NY 2017 - Plein air setup
COURT AND HOPPER
Utica NY, 2017 - Unfinished
COURT AND HOPPER - ANOTHER VIEW
Utica, NY - 5/17 - From a Photograph
Buffalo NY, May 2017
Buffalo, NY 5/17
Brooklyn NY - 3/17
New York, NY
China Camp, San Francisco Bay, CA - Old Structures 2016
HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Marin Headlands, CA -
Lafayette St. Pending Demolition
Historic buildings on Lafayette St slated for demolition.
Utica, NY 2018
Utica, NY 2018 - Building slated for demolition
El Cerrito 2
El Cerrito, CA | Completed 2011
Addition to an existing bungalow adds 2 bedrooms, a new bathroom and a new dining room. The project also converts an existing garage to a scultpure studio and constructs a new covered carport which serves as an outdoor workspace.