Site-specific, craft-driven, residential architecture.30X40 Design Workshop is a multi-disciplinary design studio located on Mount Desert Island, Maine. My primary focus is on residential design with a modern bent. I'm inspired by agricultural structures and industrial materials, simple forms, and design born out of a narrative story. I strive to create simple structures and engaging spaces constructed with high quality materials.
My process is a collaborative one and each design solution is tailored specifically to the building site and client. Because our memories of places are inherently linked to stories I believe that a home that tells the story of a specific client, in a specific place, at a specific time enriches the experience and gives it a reason for being. I seek out the larger, guiding idea and craft a story around it and it's this process that imbues every design decision with meaning.
For those who aren't able to invest the time it takes to custom craft a home design, I've designed floor plan packages for purchase that build on these ideas and offer done-for-you design at an affordable price. You can find my simple, modern house plans in the shop.
Check the blog for a peek behind the scenes at current design projects and my process.
On my YouTube Channel I publish product reviews, conduct design workshops and pull back the curtain on the custom residential design process.
I'm centrally located on Mount Desert Island close to Bar Harbor, Somesville, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont; but can readily serve all of New England. My designs have been purchased and are under construction in various locations across the United States and World. I'd love to hear from you, please feel free to contact me with questions, requests or comments.
Cheers from the workshop...
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