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Trash or Treasure: A Tale from Indianapolis

As we endlessly toil away on our house, I had a few interactions tonight that are worth sharing. Paul: I met Paul last evening in the alley behind our garage. Paul wears a flannel shirt and a straw hat, he pushes a garbage can strapped on top of a stroller. We routinely put our metal … Continue reading

Transform + Transcend; Competition Submission

Last week I wrapped up a submittal for the Cape Cod Add-on competition. I had been formulating the design for at least a month or two, but of course pushed it off until the last week. Lauren Schmidt (my wife) teamed with me on the project. She was able to offer assistance in interpreting some of the … Continue reading

Urban Infill Proposal

I’m currently serving as a committee member for the AIA Indianapolis Home Tour. As part of that process, we decided to host a gallery show as a means of generating buzz for the AIA and the home tour. What began as an offshoot has become a full-on event.. The gallery show will be composed of … Continue reading

$30k House – Competition Submission

UPDATE: This international design competition submission received an honorable mention! We’re not sure how many entries there were overall but the shortlist was 78, and ours was recognized as one of the best! We’re pretty pleased and we’re beginning to discuss getting one built! Stay tuned. Last week I wrapped up a submittal for the … Continue reading

My Architectural Education; Shiny Happy Version

Several weeks ago I served on a panel discussion in regards to my architectural education. The audience was composed of high-schoolers who had competed in the Indiana High School Architectural Design Competition. The state-wide design competition is put on by the AIA Indiana with the goal of spreading architectural appreciation and encouraging the next generation of talented … Continue reading