White Oak paneling and cabinetry walls dominate the public areas and create a sense of cohesiveness from space to space. The solid, rabbeted Oak construction is detailed like veneer at its edges.
Dr. No Cabinet: reminiscent of the secret mechanisms in a Bond villain’s lair, the Dr. No Cabinet animates the dining room. The cabinet responds to functional needs: it conceals existing flues and adds privacy screening at a property-line window. An existing fireplace remains at one end, and a new steel built-in side table provides necessary storage for the dining room. At the push of a hidden button, a bright-orange liquor cabinet drops slowly from the top of the niche with all the ingredients for the perfect (shaken) martini.
2017 Interior Design Educators Council Award of Excellence, Best in Category: Design as Interior
2015 Residential Architect Design Awards, Citation
2015 Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, International Merit Award (collaboration with lighting designer Derek Porter Studio)
2015 AIA Central States Region Honor Award
2015 AIA Chicago, Interior Architecture Award, Citation of Merit
2015 AIA Nebraska Honor Award for Interior Architecture
2015 AIA San Francisco Citation Award for Interior Architecture
2015 AIA Nebraska Honor Award for Architectural Detail
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Dwell Magazine, ‘Switch Over: A Strategic Rewire Enhances a Spec House’s Gut Renovation” by Winifred Bird, July/August2016
Revista Casa FOA, “Residencia Bucktown” by Debora Campos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Año 4, #9, 2016
Chicago Architect, “Bucktown House,” November / December 2015
Interior Design, Design Insider, “Influence is Immortality: Sir John Soane Lives on Through Contemporary Interiors” by Fred A. Bernstein, October, 2015
Residential Architect, “Bucktown Residence” by Deane Madsen, Volume 2, 2015