Roaming Rainbows

Roaming Rainbows

Glass awards in our upper windows create the most amazing rainbows! From pale and sultry to rich and vibrant, they travel across surfaces, surprising us with their beauty. A few of our favorite sightings...

Time Lapse Mural Painting

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Rye Quartz wandered into our office last summer and made his offer: we buy the paint, and he paints our big, blank, boring cinder block wall facing the alley. One look at his website assured us this was an excellent opportunity to partner with a talented young artist. Rye drew inspiration for his mural painting from our architecture portfolio, then he got to work.

Moody Chicago: Photos from AIA Convention

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Last month during the AIA Convention in Chicago, the Windy City showed off another face. Thanks to global weirding, a particularly hard winter left ice far off the lakeshore, pushing cool winds and fog over the waterfront.

Living with Art

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Hot off the presses: our Bluebell Home was just featured on the cover of the June / July issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles. For this home, our Principal of Building Technology, Sam Nishek, worked closely with David Barrett’s design direction to overcome the site’s restrictions, including building height & bulk plane, and tricky soils & drainage.
Drawing Dead

Is Drawing Dead?

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by Maggie Flickinger Going on now and running through Saturday,…

Data + Graphics = Expanding Understanding

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by Maggie Flickinger Had the pleasure of attending Ignite…
Fashionable Geekery

Fashionable Geekery

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In honor of yesterday’s Embrace Your Inner Geek Day, I’d like to share Douglas Coupland’s new fashion line, developed with Canadian lifestyle brand Roots. That’s right, hallowed tech geek author Coupland (best known for the 1991 classic, Generation X), has forayed into fashion.
Solar Bungalow Artfully Green

Solar Bungalow: Artfully Green

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Barrett Studio is often associated with biomorphic, organic designs that blend tactile, hand-crafted architecture with modern design and detailing. But another of our sustainability principles is being a good neighbor, and as such we've designed several homes that display more of a traditional connotation of home.

Faded Dreams at Arcosanti

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Recently, I set off on a southwest road trip, and in later posts you'll read about my impressions of Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam Bypass. Here though, I'd like to share some photos I took of Arcosanti - that fabled gem in the dusty desert north of Scottsdale, Arizona.