With the passing of an old classmate at noon and with another clinging to life tonight on a ventilator, I am particularly mindful on this Earth Day of life’s fragility, and of our tenuous place on this planet. How do… read more →
The DC Chapter of the AIA held its annual awards jury this week, and our Stable Carriage House retrofit won a Citation for Sustainable Design. All of Izumi’s hard work managing a very difficult project paid off! Congratulations to the… read more →
After extensive excavation on a difficult site, the footings were poured this week, and as I write this post, the formwork for the basement walls is going up. What makes the site so difficult is the steep slope and the… read more →
Work is now complete on our DC Landmark carriage house deep energy retrofit. We have published pictures and a description of the project here.
This YouTube video is a presentation we just did for a community development group in Virginia interested in developing a new neighborhood of high performance net zero energy homes. Our concept is based upon using a combination of several basic… read more →
Construction is underway on our first deep energy retrofit of a historic structure. The Spencer Carriage House, listed as a DC Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1905 to serve one of the large… read more →