Made in the Shade (or Sun)

Jul 27, 2017

Summer has got us reminiscing about the range of outdoor spaces we've designed over the years, from roof decks, backyards, and courtyards.  Check out this selection from our portfolio.  

The Bradley Place Residence has a tranquil backyard where the garage doubles as shade for an outdoor dining area.

I distinctly remember a zoning administrator telling me, "garages are not for parties," during the permitting of this one. Touché. 

A corten steel fireplace centers this outdoor living space in Avondale.

The Wis Tavern / Smog Veil Records rooftop garden features a wind turbine tower, and a solar panel trellis. Outdoor living room, dining room, and scenic garden are defined by manipulation of the roof planes.

Rooftop living at a condominium penthouse in Madison, Wisconsin.

This carport turned outdoor dining area expands the size and usefulness of the backyard while creating a quiet urban retreat.  Check out Waveland Residence.

If only this boathouse was on Lake Michigan, we could head there for day trip! It's on Horseshoe Island on beautiful Lake Muskoka in Canada.  

The courtyard sanctuary in the Apiary Condominiums.

Raised vegetable plots and intensive green roof on the Apiary Condominium's rooftop in Roscoe Village.