Rural Projects

Our rural projects focus on relationships between the structures, elements of nature, land and water. Functional relationships are the cornerstone of our work – how we coexist in our cultivated and natural environment.

We have personal experience with these relationships and embrace the design challenge to accommodate all of nature’s variables. Our staff’s owning and tending to our rural properties for years have contributed to our knowledge and interest. From our firsthand experience, we understand the importance of long range site planning and the effect of not taking a comprehensive view into consideration.

When it comes to the practical issues on a project site, we look at the relationship of how we live with the elements – well and spring water, storm water management, winter snow and snow melt; sheltering and shade strategies from summer heat; and interaction with domestic and wild creatures. We study and propose solutions for the relationship of the structures, transitions from outdoors to indoors, site circulation with vehicular and equipment traffic, owners and guests on foot, access to natural and cultivated resources, fencing for animals, and defining the balance of private and public spaces.

“Working with Carlos and Tom made me realize the value of working with an architect over a designer. Their attention to detail, follow through, and ability to make every project a perfect match for the homeowner is outstanding. I feel they have the most complete design through construction service because of their excellent attention to detail, a strong feel for customer and contractor needs throughout the whole process, and most importantly, the drive to make each project a success. They are always available when I have a question, from the first shovel of dirt, to locking the door on the way out. They impress me with their consistent ability to design a project that meets the customer needs at a price range that makes all parties comfortable – without sacrificing quality or style. A real bonus is that both Tom and Carlos are fun and easy to work with, which can help a lot on tough projects. From start to finish you know that they really care about making the project a long standing success for the homeowner and contractor.”

Dan JovickJovick Construction LLC