— prefab, in design, houses

New House Design in Rockport

We are excited to be designing yet another new house in Rockport, MA. This will make the 3rd one! The house will be built in place of an existing house that is in a current state of disrepair. We hope…

— in construction, houses

Making Modern from the Ground Up

SANDRA JAHNES: Our clients purchased one side of an 1857 Cambridge two-family home both for its fantastic Brattle Street location and because they saw great potential beyond its obvious flaws.  The foundation was severely deficient due to poor construction and…

— houses

Best of Boston Home Cover Story

We were recently featured in Boston Home magazine’s Best of Boston Home 2017 edition for our renovation of a single family home in Cambridge.  The mid-century modern house was originally converted from a municipal garage in the late 1950’s by…

— waterfront, houses

Home Builders Honor House of Shifting Sands

Our House of Shifting Sands has recently won an award from The Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Cape Cod. (HBRACC).  The House of Shifting Sands was recognized for “Excellence in New Construction – Single Family Home” by HBRACC at…

— Special Project, pro bono, institutional, in design

Red Siskin Initiative

The Red Siskin is a tiny (10cm long) bird that is highly endangered in its native Venezuelan habitat due to a century and a half of massive illegal trapping and trading. We are proud to be a part of the…

— Special Project, institutional

White Mountain School Alumni & Students Celebrate New Spaces

We’re happy to share a video and a few photos from one of our favorite clients, The White Mountain School. They recently had their annual Alumni Weekend and this week the school is partaking in their creative Spirit week, including…

— pro bono, institutional

Design Award for Educational Facilities

We’re thrilled to share that we have won a 2016 design award from the Boston Society of Architects for excellence in educational design, a design awards program open to architects world-wide for educational facilities in New England or New York.…

— houses, waterfront, in construction

Gap Cove House Nearing Completion

Much has happened since we last wrote about a new house we designed on Gap Cove in Rockport, MA back in June. We’re happy to report that after a historically difficult 2015 winter the general contractor, Skinner and Watkins, recovered…

— houses, in design, in construction, waterfront

The Evolution of a Design

  When William Ruhl and his wife bought their little “fixer-upper” in Rockport, MA, they promised the sellers – who happened to also be the next door neighbors – that they would have the opportunity to review the design of…

— houses, in construction, waterfront

Building a Modern House on the Coast in the Age of Rising Tides

Building a custom house on the coast has become more treacherous in the era of rising sea levels. Firm principal, Will Ruhl, has been researching this subject intensely in conjunction with the design of his own house in Rockport, MA.…

— houses, in design, waterfront

An Architect’s House in Rockport – Part II

After studying dozens (hundreds?!) of plans and 3D model ideas, Will settled on what he thought of as a relatively “quiet” / simple design, a collage of volumes and planes wrapped around the original house. The ground floor would be…

— houses, in design, waterfront

An Architect’s House in Rockport – Part I  

Will Ruhl and his family bought a small, humble house in a beautiful neighborhood of Rockport, MA, in 2012 from the next door neighbors, with dreams of creating a year-round house worthy of its priceless location on Gap Cove. The…