October 15th-16th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tom Hurt Architecture
2313 Westrock Drive

Tom Hurt, AIA
Contemporary Architecture
Material Work



The architect was asked to add a tower of spaces to a 1950s ranch house including very specific living, work, and play spaces. With their limited $300K budget, they wanted to create – not the more usual expanded kitchen or master-suite addition—but instead different types of shared family spaces, connected workspaces, and quiet personal spaces that would connect them to their special site. The team used a network of exposed framing and digitally-fabricated plywood shapes—work surfaces, benches, shelves and railings—to stitch the five vertically-staggered levels of program that emerged from the design. While the 1950s ranch stretches one low-story across the lot, the slender, playful addition reaches up one-room wide to the panoramic greenbelt view. It takes its scale, positioning, and massing from the original house even while its envelope flexes from level to level, nesting the spaces into the surrounding trees and creating carefully framed views.

Project Type: Renovation/Addition

Size: 2,450 square feet

Project Team: Tom Hurt, AIA; Aaron Manns; Ricardo Sepulveda, Assoc. AIA; Clark Reed