Finishing touches applied to the Klaubert House. This beautiful home located in the hills of Arroyo Grande is a success due to the hard work & collaboration of Studio 2G with general contractor Charlie Main of The Main Company and engineering by Tyler & Syfan.
Sarah Dyatt is a multi-talented dynamo. She sings, she performs, she's a new mom. She was the VP of Cuesta College's AIAS Chapter, oh and she holds the world record for being the youngest person to run a marathon on all 7 continents & an ice cap (no kidding).
We sat down between projects to find out more about Studio 2G's new, talented teammate.
When did you first realize that you wanted to be an architect?
When I was 18 or so. I was looking through options for a major and came across architecture. I put it on my maybe list. A few days later I was clearing out some of my old school notebooks and found one with a whole bunch a buildings I had designed maybe in 3rd grade or something. I have never looked back and absolutely love this field of study.
Do you have a favorite building? Favorite architecture style?
My favorite building is probably the San Diego LDS Temple. I was married there so it holds special significance but it also just looks like a modern castle, which is extremely beautiful.
Favorite style, at least for houses, would be a modern craftsman. Clean lines with some beautiful details here and there but not too over the top.
Do you have a favorite architect, one that inspires you or one that you aspire to be like?
That would definitely be Bjarke Ingels and his group BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). I appreciate his innovative designs that combine sustainability with modern concepts and comfort.
What kind of projects would you like to work on?
Right now I greatly enjoy single family houses. There’s something about being able to create a home that holds so much meaning. In the future I would be interested in designing structures to impact society such as libraries or community centers.
What is your favorite part of a structure to design?
This is a hard one. I’m not really sure. I am extremely interested in different types of staircases though and would love an opportunity to design something innovative in the future.
We are so pleased to have fellow architect and & professor Tom di Santo's artwork adorning our gallery walls until January. His jewel-colored watercolored works leap from any wall and are great for any space needing an interesting, beautiful focal point.
Details for a closing event in January at Studio 2G are forthcoming. All of Tom's work is available for purchase. All works pictured are $270, except the smaller pieces which are affordably priced at $110.
Parties interested in purchasing work can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few words about Tom:
Tom Di Santo AIA, is the Principal Architect of M:oME and a Professor in the Architecture Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where he teaches thesis design studio, theory, watercolor representation and the implementation of sustainable principles.
He achieved his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and earned a Master of Architecture degree (M.Arch II) from L'Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-La Defense. His primary medium is watercolor and shows regularly in California, New York and Switzerland.
To find out more about M:oME please visit www.mome.org
The Ulrich Residence is nearing the finish line! Next up, pouring the flatwork. Flatwork is concrete work done on a horizontal plane. Pictured are the before and after exterior and interior shots of the rotunda.
More progress on the Wine Country Patio. Dirt being placed into the meditation area is packed in tight giving the elevation features shape. The gabion wall is in place, expertly crafted by Cal Conveyance Construction Services of Paso Robles.
Steady progress made on the Davtian Residence. The home will feature large windows, a brick pizza oven and a McKinley pneumatic vacuum elevator. Check out www.mckinleyelevator.com for more information on this unique feature.
The Davitan Residence is a two-floor home overlooking the hills of Arroyo Grande, CA.
Large windows will provide a majestic view of the local landscape.
A wood-fired brick oven being installed.
A template is set in place for the pneumatic vacuum elevator.
Construction is continuing on an auxiliary building which will house wine storage tanks for the DAOU Winery. Find out more about DAOU at http://www.daouvineyards.com/
Here you can see workers laying all the interior trench drains and setting up the foundation formwork for the steel building, built by the talented builders at Rarig Construction. See www.rarig.com for more about this prolific local business.
The Wine Country Patio is under construction! A new 20' X 16' covered patio for alfresco dining and those warm evening wine tasting parties along w/ a bocci ball court at the lowest patio level.
The mid-level patio will include a 4'-0" tall, rusted-wire gabion retaining wall with a gas fire pit built into the gabion wall. A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage") is a cylinder, or cage filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil.
The Ellis Residence is coming along! Tile for the guest bathroom, from NS Ceramics Santa Barbara has been installed. See www.nsceramic.com for more about them.
Paint and stain work are setting the theme for this Spanish Style home. Here's a view from the kitchen into the living and dining rooms. Great daylight is provided from the adjacent courtyard.
The view from the courtyard into the entry foyer. The beautiful clay roof tiles looking ready to be installed.
Last week we visited several sites in construction for our office meeting. We went to Lago Giuseppe Winery, the Ulrich remodel, and Four Lanterns Winery. All looks great onsite and we ended our tour with a picnic on the beautiful grounds of Four Lanterns Winery.