Modern Desert Home

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This House Doesn’t Hold Back and Embraces the Desert
May 24, 2016
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Image courtesy of Dean Kaufman

Image courtesy of Dean Kaufman

Phoenix couple Thomas and Laura Hyland bought the award winning Dialogue house in 2010. Working with the homes original architect, they restored the home to its former glory. With the renovations, the couple paid special attention to the surrounding desert landscape by maintaining the rocky landscape and native vegetation.

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Every Chair Tells a Story

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Every Chair Tells a Story
May 12, 2016
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Image courtesy of Veerie Evens

Image courtesy of Veerie Evens

Designer Yinka Ilori has turned to simple dining chairs as canvas for telling his personal story. He finds old and abused chairs and up cycles them using Dutch Wax batik–print fabrics that are closely associated with his Nigerian heritage. The traditional patterns are a part of his personal narrative of being British and Nigerian and it resonates with other people of similar backgrounds.

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An Industrial relic turned into a creative campus

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Urban Outfitters HQ
March 10, 2016
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image courtesy of D.I.R.T. Studio

The new corporate campus for the retailer Urban Outfitters transformed a decommissioned naval yard in Philadelphia into a new space for the city with artistic vengeance and ecological vigor. Maintaining the integrity of the original site, the design uses existing industrial elements to dictate the forms of the design. Suddenly former rail lines carrying cargo carry to and from ships now carries employees from their office to a cup of coffee.

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CJM::LA | LOCKWOOD DE FOREST AWARD

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On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Courtney will be awarded the prestigious Lockwood de Forest award at the Santa Barbara City Council meeting.  Presented by the City’s Historic Landmark’s Commission, this award recognizes exemplary landscape design for the El Encanto property on the riviera.  Courtney worked alongside Katie O’Reilly Rogers to restore the gardens to their original 1930’s-era splendor.  Congratulations, Courtney!


El Encanto

El Encanto

El Encanto

Santa Barbara, CA
Completed 2013


Project Type

Hospitality, Major Historic Renovation

Client

Orient Express Hotels and Peloton Group

Awards

City of Santa Barbara Historic Landmarks Commission / Lockwood de Forest Award 2015
Santa Barbara Beautiful / Presidents Award 2013

Collaborators

MAC Design Associates | Civil Engineering
Gensler | Architecture
JMPE | Electrical Engineering + Lighting Design
Suzanne Elledge Planning + Permitting Services

Courtney oversaw the design and construction of this property as a Project Manager with The Office of Katie O'Reilly Rogers
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