A cottage on the creek.


This cottage home abuts to Howard's Creek, and is located close to one of the golf courses at The Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia.  Subject to strict Architectural Review Board guidelines and design critique, the cottage exhibits a respect for the physical context, and its style is inspired by the Allegheny Mountains near the resort which are visible beyond the house.  The use of natural materials and earthen colors native to the wooded mountainside permit the home to blend gracefully with its surroundings

Role: Architect, Project Manager, Client Contact, Construction Administration

Photo credits: Ken Sherman Photography, Main Street Builders, Sean J. Tobin
Architect of Record: DW Architects



Creekside cottage with charm.


The Howards Creek Cottages at The Greenbrier Sporting Club were developed initially as 4 model home plans.  These homes were then customized for each lot, and utilized a successful Construction Management approach with a great contractor partner.  Each house had to be different from its neighbor, so exterior materials were often tweaked, along with exterior colors.  In addition, the clients often had requests to change or update the plans to suit their individual visions and desires.

As an architect and project manager, I worked with the original architects, the CM, and the Client; eventually in my own firm I transitioned to working directly with the CM and clients.

This creekside cottage is full of charm and ideally suited for those looking to be in close proximity to The Greenbrier. There are peaceful views overlooking Howard’s Creek to the mountains beyond, and fly fishing from the creek access at this expansive backyard. Gracious living and fine architectural details, including board & batten siding, copper accents, native stonework and oak flooring, make this retreat an idyllic setting for leisure getaways.

·         2,840 Square Feet

·         4 Bedrooms, 4 Bath

·         Year Built: 2004


A new take on marina homes with a captain's walk.


These houses were developed at The Ford Plantation, located in Richmond Hill, GA. The Plantation is south of Savannah, GA, and was created as a luxury retreat, complete with golf courses, equestrian facilities, and a marina.

These houses are located near the marina, and take their architectural language from the traditional sea captain’s houses. There were three primary models designed, each with similar first and second floors. The third floor was where the models were significantly different, ranging from a small enclosed room with a widow’s walk, to an entirely enclosed room with movable wall windows installed.

These homes were executed under prior employment; my role was Project Architect and Project Manager for Dawson Wissmach Architects.



Modern apartment living in an Historic District.


Montgomery St. Multifamily

Savannah, GA

Completed, 2006

This is a 28 unit multifamily project located in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia.  Our client was a developer, and we contended with creating a large (over 18,000 sf) building that did not appear to be ‘monolithic’.  We had to meet the strict historic district guidelines, provide multiple unit layouts, and be efficient and economical in our design, while providing modern comfort, as well as on-site parking.

My role on this project was Project Architect and Project Manager.

This project was executed under previous employment at Dawson Wissmach Architects.



A small addition with a big impact on living space.


This new addition replaced an existing deck on the house.  The deck, little used and in need of maintenance, was re-designed and replaced with comfort and budget as the biggest driving factors.

The design is in keeping with the existing house and pergola, at the Owners' request. Additional lighting from the skylights keeps it pleasant, even on overcast days, or when the tall pines are sheltering the porch. Details allow the porch to be a 3 season porch if desired, with the addition of acrylic panels.

Raleigh, NC