I am a one man architecture firm and have owned Mountain Timber Design since its opening in 1997. Working mostly in the West, I have designed custom timber framed homes exclusively and directly for individual clients. My styling is a blend of unique and elegant timber framing, usually incorporating softly curved elements, and modern contemporary neat and efficient floor planning, focusing on the site itself with windows and chosen views. I have developed a distinctly western style, blending the outdoors with the structure. Views are supreme and ease of movement is carefully planned.
I design each frame as an individual work of art, carefully integrating the beauty of the wood and the interest of the joints with the dimensional requirements of the house design and the constructing of views framed by that beautiful wood. I use slight curves and sanded surfaces to enhance the views and looks, by feminizing and softening the rough wood.
My design projects are usually at some distance and I have had the pleasure of completing homes in Colorado, Alaska, Montana, Texas, Michigan, California, North Carolina, Ohio, and Vermont, and have worked with numerous timber frame companies to build the frames for my projects.
Typically on varied or rugged terrain and often off the beaten path, my homes have taken natural ability, hard won skill, and an appreciation of nature and its forces to conceive of and complete. I’m a people person and enjoy taking time to understand my clients and their house goals. I find the smallest detail spilled by clients can lead to the greatest understandings.
Timber frame house design is an extremely specialized field and doing it well takes skill and knowledge of engineering, carpentry, building techniques and the operating procedures of timber frame and SIP companies. The construction is premium.
I have worked I the industry for 25 years, beginning by representing a large national company, where I designed the homes, sold the timber package and erected the timber frame and Sips with my little band of young future architects. I left the construction and sales in 1997 and began MTD to concentrate on design only.
I am a very lucky architect. My clients tend to be very nice, very smart, and very involved. They have a great sense of what they want to achieve, whether it be a casual and private place, or a grand magazine quality home. They tend to find me as they explore how to achieve their vision.