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Lara DADU (Tacoma, Washington State, USA)

The goals of the project as set by the owners are unifying the existing house and detached garage, not replicating the existing house due to cost, having a storage loft, a patio, and additional off-street parking for the Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit (DADU). To respond to these goals, a simple concept is deployed. The existing […]

Jeon Remodel (Seattle, Washington State, USA)

Jeon Remodel is a remodel project for a house originally owned and designed by Jane Hastings, FAIA. The house, known as Johnston-Hastings house, was built in 1974 and won a Seattle AIA Honor Award in 1977. The new owners are happy with the house in accommodating their young family of four, but they want to […]

Terpstra Addition/A Cloud over My House (Tacoma, Washington State, USA)

This project is a second floor master bedroom and bathroom addition to an existing two-bedroom house on a typical residential lot in Tacoma, Washington. The lot is on a slope in a dense eclectic residential neighborhood dominated by large front deck looking towards Puget Sound. To minimize disruption to the existing house, the second floor […]

Stevens Addition (Tacoma, WA, USA, AIA Seattle 2014 Award of Honor Winner)

The Stevens are an active couple in their 70s who appreciate good architecture and design.  The husband was a chemistry professor who became a ceramic artist and the wife is a physician assistant involved in medical research. In the early 1970s they commissioned a prominent woman architect in Washington to design their house.  The house […]