4 February

Harvested Water and the Mariposa Land Port of Entry

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Over the past seven years, I’ve had the good fortune to work on the design and construction of the Mariposa Land Port of Entry in southern Arizona.  This G.S.A. project was a 4 phase, raze and rebuild of the existing 1970’s port of entry.  Many interesting and complex issues influenced the design solution.  One idea: […]

11 December

Introduction to Herb Greene

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Growing up in late 1950’s Oklahoma, I was interested in something my parents called architecture. I don’t know why, but the structure and design of buildings attracted me even before I knew what the word meant. I suppose it was inevitable I would find the Prairie House known locally and understandably as the “Prairie Chicken.” […]

5 February

The Outpost – Sharing a Deep Respect for the Earth

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The Outpost – Sharing a Deep Respect for the Earth

Respite, retreat, safe haven, home… This was the implied program for a residence meant to represent progressive contemporary thinking grounded in the fundamentals of “mud and shadow.” And we would add Patina. For this home, like the best of them, will age with a naturalness that speaks of the Desert itself: The gray sun-washed varnish […]