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  • two townhouses

  • adaptive reuse

    It doesn't matter how good your architecture is: If you haven't built relationships within your community, you won't be able to build much of anything. No one recognizes that more than David Trachtenberg, AIA, the architect and developer of Rose Street Townhouses in Berkeley, Calif.

  • pro forma: single-family

    Five firms foray into residential development in five different ways. They share the bumps and boons along the road.

  • creative license

    Architects who favor a streamlined approach to design in Washington, D.C., have often felt constrained by the city's prevailing preference for traditional styles. But times are changing, just a bit, and local design pros are discovering more clients willing to push the envelope and embrace the...

  • my own private iowa

    Paul Mankins, FAIA, LEED AP, connected artistically with the owner of this Des Moines, Iowa, loft right from the start. In fact, his first thought about how to approach the long, narrow shell and its panoramic skyline views resonated perfectly with the ow

  • tranquility zone

    Most architects are lucky to find a client with a little design knowledge or background. Dion McCarthy, AIA, landed in an even better situation when creating this beach house in Ventura, Calif., for a pair of design connoisseurs. The wife, Hyon Chough, ow

  • desert variations

    World-class paintings and sculptures possess a constant ability to surprise. The more you look at them, the more you see; different layers and meanings reveal themselves with each viewing. This high-desert house outside Santa Fe, N.M., by San Antonio's La

  • a zone of one's own

    For several years, architect Kyle Gaffney made occasional visits to a friend's vacation house in Orondo, Wash. He learned all the area's secrets—the best places to water-ski, the idiosyncrasies of the local weather, and the endless variety of fruit grown

  • the long run

    When architects design dwellings for their own families, client expectations are high. The modern mountain lodge that Henriette Salvesen and Christopher Adams built satisfied even the toughest critics—their three 20-something children. The “kids” praised

  • east coast ease

    Mid-century modern mets cedar siding for this vacation house in the hamptons.