2022 has been an exciting and productive year so far at TBA. We kicked off Schematic Design on new projects and are wrapping up the detailing on a few. City approvals are coming in on other projects and we are beginning construction administration… and everything in between! Yet no matter what the phase, we are always integrating traditionally inspired design with modern conveniences, making each home a unique fit for our homeowners’ lifestyles.
As summer comes to a close, our Project Managers share updates from a handful of in-progress projects. Follow along to see how these diverse residences take shape across Southern California and beyond.
Renovation: Spanish Colonial Revival
The scope of work for Project Manager Jim Coyle’s Spanish Colonial Revival home renovation in Brentwood, Los Angeles includes a reimagination of the primary bath – with enhancements inside and out. In addition to reconfiguring the shower, Jim and team integrated a niche tub inside while also improving the view of the home from the year yard: a new central gable roof and balanced massing now creates a more symmetrical façade.
Renovation & Addition: Historic California Ranch
Senior Project Manager Ari Engelman has two exciting whole-home renovations in the works. A late 1940s ranch home, currently under construction with Osinoff General Contractors, includes a large addition. He shares photos from a mid-August site visit:
New Build: Modern Farmhouse
For a new transitional style California homestead in Pacific Palisades, Jim and Ari worked together to share exterior color and material concepts at a recent Homeowner’s Association meeting. “After presenting compilations for the main house and guest house, we successfully received approval by the board. They even complimented the design as being sensitive to the site and neighborhood.” This sense of place defines our work: we study the site, the sun path, microclimates and neighborhood context at the beginning of each project so that even new homes feel like old friends.
Renovation & Addition: Modern Farmhouse
Project Manager’s Sergio Schwark’s ground-up modern farmhouse residence in Brentwood, Los Angeles is about to break ground. “Throughout the design process, we share several renderings with the homeowners to help them envision their new home. These 3-D views were created to show how the exterior materials, including color and texture, work together,” he says.
Renovation & Addition: Cape Cod in California Cottage
Project Manager Katie Peterson-Hesketh is wrapping up the Design Development (DD) phase and will soon move into Construction Documents (CDs) for a renovation and two-story addition to a Cheviot Hills home. Her team created this 2-D elevation in AutoCAD and Photoshop to illustrate a proposed color scheme.
New Build: Accessory Structure
Katie also designed a ground-up accessory structure that will include living quarters and a pool house in Pacific Palisades. A first-floor recreation room adjacent to the pool will lead to additional hang-out space below at the basement level. Katie captured construction progress during a recent site visit with Ingenuity Builders. Images, left to right: View from porch looking at existing main house; exterior; basement before first floor framing.
Renovation & Restoration: Historic Residence
Senior Project Manager Kelly Becker is completing Construction Documents (CDs) for a healthy home renovation to century-old residence in Pasadena. “Every material that goes into this project is carefully considered to avoid toxins, block EMFs and withstand the elements,” explains Kelly. “We’re working diligently to correct the waterproofing failures, and devising ways to mediate water intrusion and mold through passive and active techniques. In addition, the majority of the home is hardwired. As a result, we are finding creative ways to deal with cords when connecting electronics. And most importantly, we are preserving the home’s authentic details to be enjoyed in a healthy, modern way.”