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Here are some photos from a walk-thru at the future home of DRAWN.
This project was quite challenging as it was an existing commercial building in a lot zoned for residential. In addition it was built-out to the property lines on all four corners. No parking is associated with site. A revocable permit was required for the yet-to-be-installed canopy. This project utilizes loads stained plywood panels instead of sheet rock. Lots of existing raw wood left in it’s evolved state with years of incidental graffiti left exposed. This is retro Whiteaker funky, by design.
Architecture for DRAWN
View of, “The Pit” – A Recessed Conference room
Stairs with adjacent display area
View of the front stairs and waiting area
Nautical Light Fixtures
Storefront with no glass, canopy, paint, or sign… stay tuned!
Q Sterry – Architecture in Washington State!
Q Sterry is now licensed to practice Architecture in Washington State. A few fun and exciting projects have prompted this move. We are very excited about the possibilities this new opportunity brings. “The business is officially registered, licensed and insured to practice Architecture in Washington State”, says Q with a confident smile. “I’m looking forward to providing services in the greater Seattle area. In fact I’m traveling up there this Sunday to visit a waterfront site for development.” Although the home office is in Eugene Oregon, advancements in technology make coordination with a remote client a snap. Low cost round-trip flights, the I-5 highway, and increased demand for services make this area quite accessible and appealing.
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Architecture in Washington State
This is a custom Contemporary residential design currently being considered for construction.
Basic modeling of custom home design
Modeling of Custom Home Design
Covered Poolside BBQ Patio
This project was for a freestanding and open covered poolside BBQ patio. The posts are buried deep in the ground in a pole barn manner to eliminate the need for knee braces or other later reinforcement. The BBQ kitchen features a SS sink and BBQ with cultured stone faced cabinets and natural stone counter tops. The soffits were framed and finished with custom LED color lighting and a ceiling fan. The deck patio features colored concrete pavers. Glenn Landscape provided the general contracting and the project turned out beautiful with many extras!
View across patio furniture
Covered Poolside BBQ Patio
Legally Permitted Treehouse Deck
This is a Treehouse deck that is supported on one end by 3 living trees. We used the Garnier limb to support the majority of the deck structure. A partial height screening wall/ railing was used on one side of the deck to create privacy from the street. A cable railing system was used where natural vegetation provides sufficient screening from the street. A Koy pond/ water feature borders the uphill side of the deck and provides the sound of continuous running water for added tranquility. The deck was built with stained cedar/ redwood decking, posts, and handrail which adds warmth and richness.
Underside of Structure
View from uphill side
Supporting tree penetrations
View at the transition to grade. A koy pond and water feature border the deck on the uphill side and provide tranquility with the sound of continuous running water.
View from the street
Treehouse Deck Structure
Custom home design by Q Sterry completed in 2017. This 4,356 sf home features a great room with vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, indirect LED lighting and expansive panoramic views. The great room opens to an 800 sf, partially covered, southwest facing deck with custom cable rail system and composite decking overlooking the I-5 corridor in the South Willamette Valley. A downstairs recreational room features wet bar, music studio, ping-pong table, pool table, and indirect color accent LED lighting. This house sits at the higher end of 302 beautiful gently sloping acres. Future phases of work are to include a 3-car detached garage with studio above and covered breezeway connected to the house’s mud room/ utility room. The owners wanted the house to blend in with the property so it was not so noticeable from the road. To achieve this goad they chose darker exterior paint colors.
Clients usually want to be heavily involved in the design of their home and this project was no exception. In this case, these (fantastic) clients who wish to remain anonymous, self-performed much of the finish work while the majority of the structure, infrastructure, heavy lifting, and ladder work was performed by Dorman Construction.
Custom Home Design Photos
Custom Kitchen Design
Custom Kitchen Design
Living Room with expansive views
Partial Covered Deck with Custom Cable Railing
custom deck rail system
Wet Bar and TV at Rec Room
100 East Broadway – Eugene Oregon
Here are images of a light exterior commercial renovation to a prominent building located at 100 East Broadway in Eugene Oregon. The existing building was constructed primarily of concrete and built-out to the property line.
The Ipe wood veneer was added to soften the building’s interface with the street and to provide warmth and detailing at a human scale. Canopies were added to help distinguish the entrances and provide weather protection during inclement weather for its users. Columns were enlarged and clad with Ipe to help balance the unnatural perception of a very top-heavy building.
The canopies and wood veneer required a, “revocable” permit. A set of stairs to a basement business was secured with a storefront door and windows, and perforated panels above. The enclosure of the stairs required an, “AMM” (Alternate Materials and Methods) application as the storefront door is required to swing in the direction of egress travel. Typically doors are NOT allowed to swing into the Right-of-way. This was a challenging project but we are happy with the outcome. McIntyre Construction was the general contractor and did a fine job!
Here are a few preliminary design images provided for the Cornerstone Community Housing, Delta Court project.
The project has come to be known as Delta Court and will feature 28 units within 3 2 story buildings. Of these 28 units there will be, (12 studios, (8) 1-bedroom units and (8) 2-bedroom units) within the Santa Clara neighborhood. It will be constructed with the hope of accommodating the un-housed from all walks of life including veterans. This project will feature on-site stormwater retention and rain gardens as required by the City of Eugene. Plans also include provisions for an interactive nature play areas designed by LandCurrent. We hope that our contribution will make a positive difference in our community and help those that are in need of affordable housing solutions.
Cornerstone Community Housing is committed to building quality, affordable housing for people living on limited incomes. They offer services that promote opportunities for personal growth and economic independence.
Rustic Zen Shed
The Rustic Zen Shed was originally a woodshed/ tool shed located in rural Oregon. It contained all the usual oil stains, dust, and grime but was recently built so the structure was still in pretty good shape. The owners fell in love with the building right away. They decided that this was where they should spend much of their time while a new residence is designed and constructed. The space was designed to accommodate, reading, exercising, napping, and crafting. The owners felt that, “Light & Height” were 2 of the most important features. As a result we choose to spend more time and energy on this structure as opposed to the existing adjacent 1920’s cabin with very low ceilings. The original cabin still provides the necessary cooking and bathing facilities while the majority of their time is spent here, and you can see why!
French doors and windows were added to allow lots of natural daylight. ABX plywood was added for rigidity. The build-out conceals framing for the doors and windows as well as the wiring added for outlets and lights.
There is no insulation in the floor, ceiling, or walls and in some locations you can see daylight thru the cracks in the walls. A heat pump was added to condition the space which is augmented by a wood burning stove. The floors were sanded down, refinished, and a rope was inserted into the cracks between the floor boards.
Before and After Photos, What do you think?
Custom Residential Design
Would you like to live here?
Would you live here?
Q Sterry – Inspired Design & Consulting
BY Q Sterry – Inspired Design & Consulting