Le Corbusier

The Necessity of Restraint
'Everywhere you turn these days,' wrote David Tisherman to start his Details column in August 2005, 'you see watershapers tackling projects that would have been unthinkable even a few years ago.'   'With this broadening list of possibilities, however, . . . [t]he industry's like a teenager with a fresh driver's license:  just because he or she knows how doesn't necessarily mean that
House Work
There’s no substitute for working closely with clients.  I typically spend many hours conversing with them, discussing everything from their travels and artistic interests to the specifics of the project at hand.  It’s the only way I know of to ensure that I’m following the best path in developing a design to meet their needs. That approach was taken to something of an extreme in the project pictured here:  Not only did I devise the outdoor spaces, including a large swimming pool and a host of other exterior features, but I also was extensively involved in building the house itself.  It was an exciting process for me, one that yielded positive outcomes and that, to this day, is still one of my favorites. Interestingly, however, my association with these wonderful clients actually began a couple years before this project commenced – an encounter that resulted in no work for me at all and also