Cusabo Island

This project has been a beautiful test of design’s role in successful architecture.

Cusabo Island Beach Cabin is a state of the art building. The clients came to the builder, Ben Hilke of Hilke Development, with ideas for designing a very complex residence. The clients had owned acres of marshland for some time and were making the decision to build and move out there for retirement. All sorts of restrictions were placed on this building simply by its location. I was happy to take part with Woollen Studio in the re-sorting of plans and details [and eventually throwing out the entire drawing set] in order to take the opportunity to be involved in some very unique dwelling design. The result was a full fledged off-grid, pre-fabricated, component construction design from concept to [near] completion.

These images were prepared for Woollen Studio’s Entry for the AIA Seattle Unbuilt Architecture Award.