spacecraft | san diego
Created in 2005, spacecraft is comprised of a main house, a diminutive guesthouse, a commercial building and an urban farm plot. Designed and built by picture principal Emily Fierer and her husband, spacecraft hovers between historic craftsmen bungalow homes and commercial storefronts in the North Park neighborhood near downtown San Diego.
High ceilings, an open floor plan, simple materials and plentiful daylight bring spaciousness to a compact three-bed, two bath house. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a broad terrace that encourages outdoor lounging, dining, swimming and other pleasures. The adjacent commercial building, inhabited at various times by lawyers, musicians, spacecraft gallery and an architecture firm, fronts a busy city street but opens into a private garden with fruit trees at the back.
spacecraft gallery | san diego
spacecraft gallery (2006-2009) produced evocative, provocative exhibits showcasing the work of emerging artist from all parts of the country. Monthly openings drew hundreds of people to the gallery, and the surrounding neighborhood, contributing to North Park's transformation from an peripheral urban neighborhood into a thriving Arts and Culture center.
Combining the serious-mindedness of Museum culture with the friendly atmosphere of an English pub, spacecraft gallery raised the level of discourse about art, which made each month's first Saturday a night to look forward to. Some Spacecraft artist alumnae making their marks in the world: Miki Iwasaki, Christoper Puzio, David Adey, Matt Wedel, Cara Heslip.
sun harbor marina | san diego
The vision was to build the ultimate green marina: a sustainable, energy efficient business that operates in harmony with nature through design, livability, materials and the preservation of scarce resources: a project that would play an important part in the harbor and the future of the City of San Diego. Designed to exceed California State environmental laws and regulations, the project, completed in 2005, was the first marina to apply for LEED certification.
Designed by the award-winning firm of Caitlin Kelley Architect, this project set a precedent for all future development in the Port of San Diego. It was awarded the SDG&E Earth Award in 2005.
music by the beach | leucadia
In the late 90s the community of Leucadia was ripe for revitalization and renewal. In 1998 picture principal Caitlin embarked upon the renovation of a small beach cottage, transforming it into her home and studio, contributing to the renaissance of this eclectic neighborhood in Encinitas, California.
Using music as an inspiriation, whimsical patterns and forms shape the character of the home. Putting her hand to the making of mosaics, fountains, iron grills and more, the environment became the backdrop for performance art, writing workshops, house concerts, and a multitude of creative and culinary gatherings.
tourmaline urban lofts bentonville, arkansas
Tourmaline Urban Lofts is a residential “pocket community” of fifteen for-sale townhomes in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
Situated in Bentonville’s newly created Market District, Tourmaline Urban Lofts is surrounded by culinary venues including Bentonville Brewing Co., Fresh Fish Market Place & Blu Cafe, Bentonville Baking Co., and NWACC's Culinary Arts School. The nearby Kraft Food Plant, being transformed by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art into a Contemporary Art space, is footsteps away. Adjacency to the Downtown Trail connects Tourmaline to the cultural, entertainment, retail and civic amenities of the Town Square, the Arts District, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. All within walking and biking distance.