We were honored to be called back by the owner of this extraordinary home when their entry bridge was in need of repair. We had designed and built a partial […]
It’s been a tough few years in Haiti with the pandemic and the political unrest. But our on-the-ground construction team has made progress, amazingly! The children are now occupying the
Buzz and his team from Architects Without Borders Seattle are happy to bring the Gonaives Children’s Home into our design studio to see it through completion. We are proud to do meaningful work around the globe and happy to share our “progress drawings” and sustainability concepts.
What a year! Covid impacted the residential construction market in ways that took many of us by big surprise. After a month of paralysis in March 2020 when the magnitude of the pandemic settled in, builders quickly figured out safe ways to keep working, and home-owners starting acting on their need to add space to their homes. Demand has spiked for additions, remodels, and even for people building new homes in outer areas now that they foresee working remotely over the long-term. This increased demand along with historically low interest rates has fueled a boom in residential construction that doesn’t show any sign of abating any time soon. At the same time however, temporary shut-downs of factories and lumber mills in the early days of the pandemic caused a shortage of building materials. This, followed by increased demand on these same materials, has caused a huge rise in costs….most notable is the extreme increase in lumber costs. Availability of materials has also slowed down: factories have slowed production, and component parts are back-ordered, creating frustrating delays in construction schedules.
Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan
How do you add a full second story to a sweet little old Craftsman house without turning it into a big ugly box?! That was the challenge here, as the
If you need to reach us, email is best. If you have a remodel or new home project in mind, now is actually a really good time to get started;
As we are all confining ourselves to our homes in this very uncertain time, we are having discussions among ourselves at CTA about how it feels; what are each of
Even though we don’t need fireplaces to heat our houses or cook our food anymore, many of our clients want a fireplace in their home for its intangible appeal. Historically,
Connecting to the outside for year-round enjoyment. On every remodel or new house design, we work hard to configure spaces so they have a strong inside/ outside connection. We do
As our Queen Anne Craftsman project is finishing up, we thought this an opportune time to write about what the closing days of a construction project look like. The job