Fall retreat at Arkin Tilt Architects:  picking pumpkins, milking goats & making goat cheese at our Vida Verde Education Center project, hanging out in the Santa Cruz Straw Bale house we designed, and taking in the beautiful scenery of the California Coast.  It was a good way to say farewell to Amanda Knowles, working ably with us for seven years. 

With thanks to Tamar at Pie Ranch for the photo of all of us plus the ranch dog!

Check out the June/July issue of Western Art & Architecture; featuring our Watershed Straw Bale Residence and Canyon Road Bridge House projects.  The article, titled ‘Connectivity and Delight’, begins on page 88.  Writer Laurel Delp did a nice job capturing the priorities that have guided our practice for over 20 years, illustrated with two of our favorite projects.

We are happy to announce that our Fir St. Telluride project won the 2018 Fine Homebuilding Magazine Editor's Choice Award. Kudos to the great team!

To read more about this project, visit: https://www.arkintilt.com/fir-st-telluride

 

Our office/warehouse project in Eugene is nearing completion!  Here is a sampling of some of the salvaged materials:  

Ironwood siding from a dismantled deck, and salvaged corrugated off of the neighboring building,  metal signs as shingles, gymnasium flooring, “urbanite” (salvaged concrete) steps and benches, cross-laminated timber off-cuts used as stair treads.

Redwood Valley House after fire

On behalf of many of our clients, we are pleased to report that nearly all of our projects located adjacent to or within the recent wildfire zones in Northern California have survived.  Two strawbale projects in particular were directly in the line of fire, and both survived.

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