Looking back at 2012

2012 has flown by for all of us at DRW.  We've been working on a number of interesting projects, brought to us by new and repeat clients alike.  Thinking back on the year, a lot has happened.

We wish everybody a very happy New Year, and look forward to 2013.

McShane Studio article

Studio with sliding doors open

The McShane studio is featured in the current issue of 1859 magazine as part of a feature on small outbuildings. The article can be found on the magazine's website, or on page 118 of the July/August 2012 issue. For more information, see the main page of our website, where it is listed under "Projects".

Studio with sliding doors closed


We completed this SW Portland project in 2010, which involved creating a new two car garage, as well as an interior remodel of the existing residence.  Due to its location on the site, the addition is particularly prominent on the approach to the building, and so we took great care to match the style of the new garage to the existing 1923 house.  The owners tell us that visitors frequently don't believe that the garage isn't an original part of the house.

Here is the project under construction, in July of 2009, just before the concrete slab for the garage was poured.  The steep slope on the site required the large retaining wall seen on the left.

Project in progress

More photos of the completed project: