We get to do a variety of projects which keeps life interesting. This particular project wanted to bring new life to an old horse barn. The barn was already beautiful, but not “finished.” There was some repair work that needed to be done and a lot of cleaning up.
So we got to work on a plan to repair and replace the damaged elements of the structure. The plan includes updates to bring the structure to current code standards to be used as an event space. We worked on a variety of seating options and came up with a plan for being able to serve food in the space.
The interior aesthetic was maintained and we were able to reuse some of the damaged areas to enhance the space. Lighting was selected to brighten the space and allow a variety of functions.
Good architecture does not just happen. It is formed through conversations, discussions, debates, and most important, listening. Architects are often assumed to serve those in need of a signature work that marks a place in time and culture. The reality of it is those buildings and projects are few and far between and almost never impact our daily lives. Those project are usually the buildings that land on the covers of magazines, show up in tourist brochures, and become destinations. However, the buildings that we work, live, and play are just as important if not more so.
We don’t often think of our homes and businesses as architectural destinations, but in reality they are just that if designed appropriately. A highly functional home will make your life easier, will lower your maintenance costs, and will re-energize your body. A well designed building is one that meets your current needs, anticipates your future needs, and is adaptable to those things in life that just happen. Architecture is more than just drawing a plan and elevation and letting the builder figure out the details. Architecture is a holistic concept that touches all aspects of your home and business from energy usage, aesthetics, to space planning and function. Architecture is about having conversations, many of them, to identify the goals, needs, and functions your architectural destination needs to be successful. Architecture is a conversation that results in drawings used to build your project.