Casa Sombrilla is a private residence located on 11.5 acres near Taos, New Mexico. The project includes a main house with garage & shop plus a guest house. Site work is minimized to an entry drive and entry courtyard partially enclosed by each building component. The south facing site enhances the project's emphasis on passive and active solar design features. Moveable roofs along the south face of the main house provide shade for the outdoor room during the summer, and total flexibility for the client to adjust the direct sunlight that enters the south facing windows during the spring, fall, and winter.
The new residential project was a GC spec home designed by Fusch Architects Inc. The client purchasing the spec home wanted to evaluate upgrades to improve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of the new home. Components evaluated and priced by the General Contractor included: High efficiency HVAC system; Energy Recovery Ventilation System; HEPA Filtration system; High R-value building envelope; Solar thermal water heating; and PV solar electrical system.
The client purchased this one story, 2,100 sf home on a 1/2 acre lot in the Forest Hills neighborhood east of White Rock Lake. The pier and beam home originally built in the 1940’s was expanded in the 90’s with a modern style addition on the back side of the home. The client wanted to return the home to it’s original character with the thought of an “English country cottage” in mind.
The remodel/renovation project currently under construction includes the removal of interior walls to open the kitchen to the dining and living areas, reconfigure interior walls, and add outdoor porches along the southwest and northwest corner of the home. New siding, doors, windows, spray foam insulation, and roofing are part of the project.
While at MedLink, Tim Kraft managed the design and construction of the 11,000 SF cardiac and vascular care diagnostic and treatment center. The project utilized a fast track design and construction method to meet its accelerated schedule. This project included the renovation and remodel of an abandoned ASC into two Cath labs, one Operating Room, patient and support areas. The facility was completed in four phases - the first included minor renovations and new finishes & furniture to the existing office area. Phase II constituted one Cath lab, one operating room, pre & post op areas, and patient waiting. The second Cath lab, exam rooms, doctor offices and staff support areas comprised the third phase. The fourth and final phase consisted of the MRI and CT imaging suite and new addition to the building. The final phase included the construction of a new addition to house the MRI for the Imaging Center. The project was certified as an ASC through the Texas Department of State Health Services in February 2014. Construction was stopped in September 2014.
While at MedLink, Tim Kraft managed the design and construction of the 9,000 SF cardiac and vascular diagnostic and treatment center. Project included three components, a licensed ambulatory surgery center, an MRI & CT imaging center, and new 480V electrical service and electrical generator. The project was completed in 4 phases – the first phase was comprised of the practice area, including patient waiting, reception area, and exam and consult rooms. The second phase involved patient recovery areas, one Cath lab and staff support areas. The imaging suite was completed in the third phase. One future Cath lab will be completed at a later date, concluding the fourth phase. The project is located in an existing two story medical office building. The imaging center is located on the first floor and the ASC is located on the second floor. The project was approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Ambulatory Surgery Center in February 2014. Imaging Center completed May 2014.
Addition to a contemporary home built in the early 1980's. The home lacked an easily identifiable "front door". Situated on a corner lot, with multiple exterior doors, visitors were confused on where to go. The addition included a new porch along the east side of the existing house, sidewalks, drives and extensive site work.
This project was in the planning stage for more than three years. The scope of work was initially limited to the kitchen but expanded to include the adjacent rooms. The project included a work area, open kitchen, wine bar, and new finishes in the adjacent living areas. The kitchen features a 1950's era Chambers gas range. Rather than create a "period" kitchen to match the 1950's range, a modern kitchen was designed to complement the existing contemporary furnishing.