Credits: 1 AIA LU/Elective; 1 AIBD P-CE
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Ted Trussell Porter: AIA, principal at Ted Porter Architecture, received his Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1984 after graduating from Mississippi State University. He was employed by I.M. Pei and Partners, where he worked on a range of international projects, before forming Ryall Porter Architects in 1994. Ted has served on both educational and professional architectural juries, and he sits on the publications committee of the Institute of Communications Agencies (ICA) Canada. Ted is a member of Van Alen Institute‘s Program Leadership Council.
This webinar will profile three custom home renovation projects and the challenges and opportunities faced by designers. Presenters will talk about the constraints on each project, whether due to site challenges or historic preservation requirements, and their approach to not only meeting the challenges but also forging new opportunities. In all cases, the projects highlight how designers can meet client wants and needs while creating unique and innovative spaces that will stand the test of time.
Alexander Jermyn, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Alexander Jermyn Architecture, will present the KT Residence project in San Francisco. The project is a restoration and addition to a residence in Diamond Heights. The front facade suffered fire damage and was restored to the original design from 1911. The new rear addition hovers above the rear yard, providing intimate views of the hills beyond. The design is intended to minimize energy load as much as possible and ideally eliminate dependency on the grid through the use of solar shingles and energy backup.
Ted Porter, AIA, principal, Ted Porter Architecture, will present the Sag Harbor House, a 1920s colonial revival house in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York. The original house was constrained by small rooms and low ceilings, and local codes and guidelines restricted how much could be made of the two-story, 1,900-square-foot cottage. As a “contributing structure” to a National Historic District, this meant the town’s Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review declined to allow significant changes to the street facade. Additionally, zoning prevented a house on such a small site—0.22 of an acre—from expanding beyond its footprint or height. Ted discusses the project, its numerous design constraints, and the opportunities his firm found to demonstrate that innovation is born of necessity.
- Describe the range of materials and the reasons behind design decisions for these projects.
- Identify practices and strategies for addressing historic property renovation constraints.
- List two design constraints of the Sag Harbor house and how they were addressed.
- Discuss approaches to determining a client’s needs and wants in a custom home design.