Writing

Design article about second units, alternative dwelling units and guest suite design in residences. Published in Houses Magazine

Editorial essay about the need for pause and rejuvenation, the fallow period, as it relates to design and to finding the appropriate path in one’s business with less fear of loss and stillness. Published in arcCA Magazine

Personal history article remembering the Oakland Hills Fire of 1991 after 20 years and reflecting on the rebuilding, redesigning and renegotiating of the terms for living and building after a catastrophe. Published on Berkeleyside Website

Guest editorial column about the role of architects as leaders in their communities. Published in Residential Architect Magazine

Design article about home office design, emphasizing ways to tailor the design solution to the needs of the owners as well as the existing conditions. Published in Redesign Magazine

Design article about residential bathroom design and remodeling based on floor plan decisions, circulation and views. Published in FineHomebuilding Magazine

Biographical feature on Kurt Lavenson and his alternate career path through photography, construction and architecture. Published in arcCA Magazine

Design article about basement conversions and expanding homes within their existing footprint to gain living or family entertainment space. Published in FineHomebuilding Magazine

Design article focusing on wood windows and doors for their particular advantages and beauty, including photographs of past Lavenson projects. Published in Door & Window Magazine

Excerpted selection from Fallow Fields article. Published in Utne Reader

Excerpted selection from Fallow Fields article. Published in Arcade Magazine

Editorials on professional practices. Published on Website of American Institute of Architects (AIA)