a blank sheet of paper, a piece of wood, a napkin, chalkboard, or even a piece of glass. that’s how it always starts. an idea that becomes a tangible drawing on whatever flat (or semi-flat) surface is handy. a pencil, a pen, crayon, piece of chalk. the method to the madness is less about what does the drawing or what it is drawn on, but that it is drawn at all. it’s a moment where possibilities are endless + decisions are easy. the initial idea has potential that final drawings never will have.

the key is to START + put something down. nothing can evolve or change until its started. every building, every piece of furniture or tangible creation starts with a sketch. in the studio they tend to be at the most spontaneous of times with often the most random of beginnings. mine tend to be coffee fueled in the morning + let’s be honest, late in the evenings as well.

what idea is begging to start with a sketch for you today?

full time charrettes

charrettes aren’t just for saturdays anymore!  today’s the day— i’m excited to be on this journey.  making this a reality for our family has been a long-time dream + now, the part time gig is the full time gig.  we’re excited to share the energy we have for devising intentional, creative solutions for any size space or situation.

stay tuned… more to come!

– ryan

first cup

good day!  welcome to the studio.  this is the place to come for random musings from the resident architect, tinkerer + coffee drinker.

as we get started in this dream of ours to make intentional design a part of the fabric of life in our little corner of the world, this is a way for me to put some thoughts on paper + document our journey.  my experience ranges from professional architect to helping my grandfather fix most anything as a child (or in his words, fix it so good no one else can).  my goal is to help share a little of what makes my world tick in the hopes that it can help you in some way.

stop by for some thoughts on design, construction, what coffee is brewing, what tunes we’re playing + sometimes, what meats we’ve got smoking/grilling.  i look forward to seeing where this goes + sharing the journey as it happens!

– ryan