May 2001 Table of Contents

From the Editor
from the editor: you oughta be in pictures

do you know what's standing between you and fame? Read more

Practice
flying solo

what you need to know to start your own firm. Read more

Residential Architect Design Awards
palm beach residence, palm beach, fla. 2001 RADA palm beach residence, palm beach, fla.

Our judges noted the terrific site plan and praised the firm for "a classic Florida style that was beautifully done." Read more

poulsbo place, poulsbo, wash. 2001 RADA poulsbo place, poulsbo, wash.

Poulsbo Place's smart land planning and charming cottages won the judges over handily. Read more

Custom / More than 3,500 square feet
hoff residence, ann arbor, mich. 2001 RADA hoff residence, ann arbor, mich.

The judges appreciated this project's "witty vernacular," deeming it "very appropriate for the location." Read more

lakeside residence, horseshoe bay, texas 2001 RADA lakeside residence, horseshoe bay, texas

This lakeside house, like a family, has its secrets and surprises. The facade's simple stone wall gives few clues to the complexity of spaces inside. Read more

Custom / 3,500 square feet or less
freeman residence, bristol, r.i. 2001 RADA freeman residence, bristol, r.i.

The 1.2-acre waterfront site was the biggest influence on the design of this 2,600-square-foot house, says architect James Estes. Read more

tatum residence, scientists cliffs, md. 2001 RADA tatum residence, scientists cliffs, md.

For this new 3,500-square-foot house in the Cliffs, architect Wayne L. Good sought to evoke the elemental, rustic spirit of those early summer homes. Read more

zachary house, zachary, la. 2001 RADA zachary house, zachary, la.

Simplicity doesn't guarantee elegance, but in the case of this project that's exactly what it achieves. Read more

deppmeier residence, west of laurel, mont. 2001 RADA deppmeier residence, west of laurel, mont.

Situated on the high plains of south-central Montana, where the mountains meet the prairie, architect Dennis Deppmeier's house has a deep affinity for its place. Read more

Renovation
private residence, rural minnesota 2001 RADA private residence, rural minnesota

Before its remodel and addition, this award-winning project consisted of a 1930s cottage, a garage/workshop, and a root cellar. Read more

windyridge, keyser, w.va. 2001 RADA windyridge, keyser, w.va.

Sometimes a spectacular view inspires living spaces that are purely for fun. Read more

fitch o'rourke residence, washington, d.c. 2001 RADA fitch o'rourke residence, washington, d.c.

Architect Bob Gurney's clients may have a penchant for Modern architecture, but a series of angular, all-white spaces were not what they had in mind for this row-house renovation. Read more

Multifamily
jake's run condominiums, portland, ore. 2001 RADA jake's run condominiums, portland, ore.

Fletcher Farr Ayotte faced a contextual conundrum when it agreed to design a high-end, five-unit infill project in Portland. Read more

swan's marketplace, oakland, calif. 2001 RADA swan's marketplace, oakland, calif.

A casual observer might think the program for Swan's Marketplace overly ambitious. Read more

johnson street townhomes, portland, ore. 2001 RADA johnson street townhomes, portland, ore.

The judges chose Johnson Street Townhomes for a grand award because, as one said, "It's a good piece of urbanism." Read more

Single-family production / Detached
brenthaven; brentwood, tenn. 2001 RADA brenthaven; brentwood, tenn.

This production house is located in a golf-course community where McMansions regularly compete for massiveness, says architect J. Carson Looney. Read more

villa alta, fort worth, texas 2001 RADA villa alta, fort worth, texas

Builder Village Homes asked architect Richard Garza to create a house that departed from the typical Texas production housing mentality. Read more

Affordable
gateway commons, emeryville/oakland, calif. 2001 RADA gateway commons, emeryville/oakland, calif.

The judges applauded Pyatok Associates' straightforward approach to the challenging site of Gateway Commons. Read more

eleventh avenue townhomes, escondido, calif. 2001 RADA eleventh avenue townhomes, escondido, calif.

John Sheehan and Eric Naslund, AIA, of Studio E Architects in San Diego, set out to do something different with this 16-unit affordable community in Escondido, Calif. Read more

On the Boards
bethesda theatre residential, bethesda, md. 2001 RADA bethesda theatre residential, bethesda, md.

Weihe Design Group's graceful concept for the fusion of a business district and a residential neighborhood won praise from our judges. Read more

casa rizo, miami 2001 RADA casa rizo, miami

I tried to use solids and voids to take the eye beyond the physical limitations of the space and give the impression of a house bigger than it is, says architect Armando Rizo of his first house design, one he did for his family. Read more

belle creek, commerce city, colo. 2001 RADA belle creek, commerce city, colo.

Arlo Braun wanted to design a community that integrated types and prices of homes on a "finer grain" than most planned developments. Read more

Other Articles
216 alabama, lawrence, kan. 2001 RADA 216 alabama, lawrence, kan.

Both of-the-moment and deferential to its humble surroundings, this house was designed and built by architecture students at the University of Kansas in a matter of five months. Read more

Doctor Spec
doctor spec doctor spec

for an uncommon look, spec a common material in new ways. Read more

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