I have been described as a blend of country grace with the understanding of a world traveler. Raised on a large cattle ranch in central Texas, graduated pre-prep school in Deerfield Massachusetts, prep in Arizona, and earned a degree in Environmental Resource Management from The University of Texas.
Reclaimed Space has been built around my appreciation of resourceful ranch living, many years of studying our environmental impact, sustainable building practices, and my love of Texas history. It is a 7 year company that started as a speculative project, build one cabin, sell it, and be able to afford my own ranch cabin. Organically, with the spur of media attention, an award from the EPA, and many referrals, we have built 38 custom designed homes. Our homes have been delivered to California, Colorado, and all over Texas.
With 30 yrs experience in ranch and resort developing, home building, and custom site-work projects, Reclaimed Space has become the premier custom modular home provider from Texas. Through thoughtful design, use of 100 yr old material, and modern energy efficiencies, we build sustainable artisan homes the entire family loves.
Reclaimed Space has become a dream job for me, I get to find old barns and farm homes, negotiate their de-construction and salvage, design and build modular homes in an enclosed facility, and then deliver them to happy clients with the most beautiful pieces of land.
For as long as I can remember I've been thinking about how things are made and what makes a great place. It's fascinating to see the many ways people have found to thrive in vastly different landscapes and climates.
During my architecture education at the University of Texas at Austin, I spent as much time as possible researching alternative construction methods, sustainable systems and climate sensitive buildings. Since then, I've gained as much practical experience as possible in those same areas. I'm always looking to learn something new.
My approach to design is best summed up by this Buckminster Fuller quote: "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty, but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
I love road trips, elegant tools and practical bikes. My biggest turn-off is sheetrock and I'm a Sagittarius. Let's design something great together!
As a Designer and Project Manager, I dedicate my time to making sure that each unique concept turns into a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.
I am originally from Houston, and went to school at The University of Texas in San Antonio, where I earned my B.S. in Architecture. I call Austin my 'home away from home' where I enjoy live music and being active in multiple intramural leagues.
Full-time. Quality Assurance.