A B O U T :
Sun Valley is consistently cited as one of the best places for raising family, enjoying the simple, yet sophisticated lifestyle, or just living close to the nature, be it skiing, fishing, biking or hiking. As an architect, I have helped many people who have discovered this open secret of a town to design their dream house, from a vacation home to a full-time residence, giving them a rare opportunity to tailor that home according to their particular lifestyle!
With the rise in cost of building materials and labor, it is more important now than ever to keep the construction expenses within the set budget, something we establish fairly early in the design process. Trying to avoid the sticker-shock at the end, our goal is to stay as close to that number as possible, home size being the largest variable here, followed closely by fit and finish. Also, even though "above code" construction in Sun Valley has always been a norm, we encourage our clients to consider alternative energy systems and make it our responsibility to make them aware of the available options.
Many architects have developed a reputation for imposing their particular design style on the client; something not important to us at all! Given a carte blanche, we tend to gravitate towards the modern design, just because we like it and to be less "traditional", however, It is more important to work with the client's lifestyle and not have them adopt to our design! So, a log-and-river rock house (aka the ski lodges), will get the same attention to details as some unusual ultra-modern design! We will extract the needed information from the client, while zeroing-in on the style and the owner's true taste. After some sketching and back-and-forth, we collectively select the "correct" final approach.
W H O :
Since opening his design-business in 1994, Eddy has created many of the finest homes in and around Sun Valley and many of his projects have been featured numerous times in local magazine's and published in books such as "Unique Homes of Idaho" and "Spectacular Homes of the Northwest".
W H E R E :
We work out of Boise now, yet keep all our client-meetings in Ketchum. Also, we are licensed in most Western states, from California to Idaho to Colorado.
W H A T :
We are a small architectural firm who believes that client-participation is an essential factor in all of the designs. It is the only way the building can reflect the client's needs accurately. We pride ourselves on the ability to listen and see the project through others’ eyes.
H O W :
All of our designs are one a kind custom projects and from site selection to the look and feel of the final design, we always stay focused on enhancing our clients’ lives through personal attention to the smallest details.
W H E N :
All our initial meetings, site-walks and consultations are complementary and we would be glad to be involved in the site selection. Please do not hesitate to call/email, we'll try our best to answer all the questions!