Perspective

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6718 Residence Intro

   This project in Mission Hills has three seperate parts, an addition of a walk in closet off of the master bathroom, a third garage bay that connects to an expaneded and remodeled laundry area, and a new screened porch in the back yard. From the beginning this project has had many hurdles to overcome. The first was a gas easement through the back yard that was unknown to / unclaimed by the gas company.  After searching through original plats...

1232 Residence Update 8

Quick update. The paint in the screen porch is pretty much done. The exterior paint has been started but can't be completed until we get a few warm days. The slate roof is coming along great and is pretty much identical to the existing slate. Electrical, plumbing and HVAC are ready for inspection and then its onto interior finish. Progress! ...

Phosphor Studio

When Phosphor Studio (the guys responsible for our new website and frequent tech support ninjas) approached us to design a new office and production space for them in an existing downtown KC building we were obviously excited. When he said he wanted to incorporate a green roof and enviromentally responsible materials throughout it seemed like a perfect fit. The building had an existing mezzanine that would have been perfect for offices but it had no natural light and the...

The Role of a Residential Architect

TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT November 2011Rick McDermott 1. Listening skills. After all, it’s all about you. Architects need to listen to your wants and needs before they add their wisdom and talent. 2. Communication skills. Architects must be able to communicate in a way that makes sense to their client. Good verbal explanations are especially helpful with drawings and 3D models, helping clients visualize what the new space will provide. 3. Problem solving skills. It...

1232 Residence Update 7

A site visit and some new pictures to share! The slate roof installers are organized and starting work. Using a list developed from the computer program they gather the correct sizes and colors and using the motorized trolley, stage them on the roof. It is slow going on the first couple courses because of the exposed rafter tails. To avoid punching through the tongue and groove decking, slots are cut in the tiles and copper straps are used to reach...

Custom Gate

RDM Architecture jumped into the design-build side of things with this gate we designed for a previous client who's dogs discovered a weak spot in the "invisible fence". At this particular spot they were able to build up some speed and get through and out of range. To resolve this we just needed a gate as the surrounding plantings are dense/thorny enough to disuade the dogs from going around. The dogs, having discovered the gap, kept escaping and we couldn't find...

Belvedere Update 14

Rick and Mike had a meeting out at the Belvedere site and had some time to take a few progress pictures. First off we've got the first view you see coming onto the site. Some excavation of the extra gravel in front of the garage has been removed to get the grade a little closer to where it will end up. You can see through the trees that the same has happened at the lower garage in addition to the...

Olsen Residence_Phase 2

With the completion of the basement renovation (see it here) we are moving into the next phase of the larger project.  Since the homeowners will be living in the house throughout the project they needed a place to cook and eat while the kitchen is demolished and rebuilt.  These are the renderings prepared during the design process. The left image is from the same point as the left "before" image above. As you can see we've opened up a...