Our back stairway leads up to the balcony that overlooks the rest of studio and N Williams Avenue. As I get my morning coffee or sit in the kitchen I often check-in to see how the light and shadows are interacting with the walls and wood. There is a three inch wide white detail that runs up the left side of the stairs proper – separately built and attached. It’s funny how something so simple and often overlooked can capture my attention time after time. It is a great metaphor for working here. When they built the space, rather than asking why, the partners and longtime collaborator Randy Higgins asked why not? The stairs are just one of many examples that reinforce this point. Weather it be in a finished design, rigorous conversation during the process or part of the studio’s physical structure, the intention manifests itself in the details.

I took these photos over the past few months.