nick deaver, aia
austin, texas

a baldwin

Deaver specs Baldwin Hardware’s Atlanta mortise lock and cylinder entrance set for simple reasons: “Clients love the feel and sound of this solid brass hardware, and I like its slender form,” he says. It’s made from solid forged brass with a mortise lock. It’s shown here in a satin nickel finish, but 18 other options are available. Baldwin Hardware, 800.566.1986;

rhino tough

Gerkin Windows and Doors is among Deaver’s favorites. His choice is the Rhino 5300 Series aluminum casement. The company “provides commercial-grade aluminum windows with a nailing flange for residential construction,” he says. Thermally broken frames, reinforced corners, and multipoint locks come standard. Gerkin Windows and Doors, 800.475.5061;

lap of luxury

HardiePlank fiber cement lap siding is Deaver’s choice when he wants a traditional cladding product. “I use a smooth 4-inch exposure version for scale and texture,” the architect says. Made with cellulose and Portland cement, the product is said not to rot, warp, or decay. James Hardie Building Products, 888.542.7343;

plugged in

“I like to set a continuous aluminum electrical power strip in a recessed channel just below a kitchen countertop,” Deaver says. His product of choice is the Plugmold aluminum 6-foot multiple outlet. The product is available in steel and aluminum and in various lengths. Legrand/Wiremold, 860.233.6251;

other favorites

Bona: flooring finish;

Carlo Nieri: cold-rolled steel handrails:

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