1997 | Scottsdale, AZ | Private Residence | 7,800 sq ft

Rammed earth construction is immediately indigenous, ancient, and unique. Sitting gently within a 10 acre desert site, this rammed earth, single level residential compound slowly reveals itself. The residence’s various functions are split into several detached buildings in order to preserve the existing stands of palo verde trees, saguaro cacti and natural desert washes. The architecture shuns exterior maintenance preferring the patina of time.  This home had to be large because Mickey and Linda’s family was large.  Family bonds grew to include the architect!


Awards

2000

City AZ Magazine Design Awards
1st Place – Residential Architecture

2000

Sunset Magazine Home Awards
Citation Award

1999

American Institute of Architects – Western Mountain Region
Citation Award

1998

American Institute of Architects – Arizona
APS Energy Award

1998

American Institute of Architects – Arizona
Merit Award

1998

American Institute of Architects – Arizona
The Kemper Goodwin Award

1998

Valley Forward Association
Environmental Excellence Awards
Crescordia Award (Top Honor) Single Family Residence

Publications

Books:

2004

SUSTAINABLE HOMES
HarperCollins Publishers (Publisher)

2004

THE HOUSE TO OURSELVES
Reinventing Home Once the Kids Are Grown, The Taunton Press,
Rob Karosis (Photographer), Tom Lawson & Tom Connor (Authors)

2003

MORE SPECTACULAR POOLS
Paco Asensio (Publisher – Italy), Pere Plannells (Photographer)

2001

HOT DIRT, COOL STRAW
Nature Friendly Houses for 21st Century Living,
James Grayson Truelove with Nora Richter Greer (Authors)

2001

LIVING HOMES
Sustainable Architecture and Design Chronicle Books Publishing,
Nora Burba Trulsson & Suzi Moore McGregor (Authors)

2000

THE NEW AMERICAN HOUSE 3
Grayson Publishing

Magazines:

2004

ARIZONA FOOTHILLS CUSTOM HOMES

2004

EPIC PLACES (Arizona Luxury Estates, Living, & Development) – Spring

2003

THE SUBURBAN HOME, 100%, INTERIOR DESIGN (Russia) – June

2001

DWELL – February

1998

PHOENIX MAGAZINE – March

Newspapers:

2000

Arizona Republic, AZ Lifestyle Home Magazine – September
The Low Compound and Keeping Up with Jones

TV – Film – Radio:

2000

KTVK TV Channel 3: Good Morning Arizona – April
with Tara Hitchcock

1998

KSAR Channel 10: Morning Show – May