Designed by Lisa Pope Westerman and Brooks Howell, Reef restaurant was an adaptive reuse project, where an old auto dealership was converted into a seafood restaurant. I was hired to design and fabricate the table tops and a free standing wine wall. The dining room was very large so it was important for both the wine wall and the table tops to have a strong visual presence. The idea for the wine wall was to feature the bottles themselves and let that be the decoration; the tables were cast resin with opalescent additives so as to be reminiscent of mother of pearl.
This was one of those funny projects which comes along from time to time. I was asked to build a chicken coop, from a set of plans purchased by the client, and to design a suitable enclosure for the chickens. It ended up being a rather fancy chicken compound, with antique terra cotta tiles on the roof and Lace Fence enclosure.
Located near Beeville, Texas, the Q5 Ranch is a land stewardship ranch, where Mediterranean miniature donkeys are raised. Their interest in conservation made re-purposing a shipping container for an office a logical choice. This project was design by Architects Patrick Peters and Rafael Longoria of Houston.
Rolling fire pit
The idea for the rolling fire pit came from a conversation with award winning architect Karen Lantz AIA, who pointed out how difficult most fire pits are to clean; I agreed. For easy cleaning, this pit has a removable grate and a removable ash pan. It also has wheels, so it is easy to move around, and for a complete campfire experience, it has accessories for cooking.
Durable all steel construction.
Firebox- 36" diameter
Total height- 54"
I was hired by Architect Albert Marichal AIA, to fabricate and help detail the handrails for his new building, a 3 story high end clothing store, now an art gallery. The final product was made out of a combination of steel and Spanish cedar.
The Houston Club
I was contracted by Gensler to fabricate the ceiling lights and the partition screens for the new location of The Houston Club, on the top floor of One Shell Plaza, in Houston, Texas. The lights consisted of a steel ring rolled around a bronze mirror, back lit with LED's. The screens were made of tube steel, with a bronze finish, and bronze coil curtains.
Gaia house 3
This was the third house that FAIA Architect John Zemanek built for himself, I was the general contractor.
Peska Seafood Restaurant
I was contacted by Lisa Pope Westerman from Gensler to help with a ceiling sculpture for a new restaurant they were designing. The concept was to do a school of fish which was going to "swim" through the restaurant, The sculpture had to be light weight, since it was going to hang from the lighting track, and kinetic. We came up with an abstracted fish shape, which clearly showed the direction in which the school was swimming, without being too literal. The 600+ fish are made of embossing aluminum and are hung with stainless steel wire.
This was a project I did for the Morgan Group Development company. I was asked to do a sculpture for the pool courtyard. What I came up with was a shape inspired by ripples of water; concentric circles which get lighter in color as they get further from the wall.
The new Hyatt in the Galleria area of Houston, designed by Gensler. I was contacted by Kellie Scruggs and Nancy Nodler to help with an art wall in the dining area. Using their layout, we worked together to develop a palette. I fabricated and installed the final piece which was made of walnut, rusted steed, reclaimed wood and polycarbonate filled with layers of different color sand.
The Winslow House was designed by architect John Tsai, AIA. My role in this project was to help design and detail the stairs and rails, both interior and exterior, and then to fabricate and install them.
This was a small project for Pondicheri Bake Lab which sits right above Ponicheri Indian restaurant in Houston. I helped design and I fabricated two steel and glass tops to convert two Indian market carts into dinning tables.
The scope of this job was to fabricate movable screen partitions and light supports. The were to be free standing and sandwiched between two rows of back to back seating. The design was laser cut and the whole assembly was powder coated. Designed by Lisa Pope Westerman and her team at Gensler.