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coronado addition, phoenix arizona, 2006

The addition onto a historic 1928 bungalow in central Phoenix was an experiment in affordable, off the shelf and lean construction methods. The design started with the idea of using some kind of prefab technology. In this case a pre- engineered metal building system, erected onsite in just two days, was designed and purchased locally. The project consists of a detached garage and a 783 sf addition to the existing 920 sf house. A dining room, master bed/bath, library and laundry were added. The 2 new buildings are configured on the site to transform the existing yard into a series of outdoor rooms. These rooms serve 5 distinct functions of patio, pool, lawn, garden and dog run. Instead of trying to appear historic, the new structure meets the old via a glass box that also connects the outdoor and indoor rooms. This space functions as the dining room and a central gathering area.


Merit Award, AIA Arizona + Desert Living Home of the Year, 2007
Crescordia Award, Residential Category, Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards, 2008 Best Metal Building, Metal Architecture Design Awards, 2008



“An Exploration of Ideas and Living”, Metal Construction News , 2009
“A Prefab Expansion”, Sources + Design , 2009
“Roddy Residence An Exploration of Ideas and Living“, Metal Architecture, 2008“The Back Story”, Desert Living , 2007
“Precious Metal“, Ready Made, 2007
“At Home on the Ranch“, Desert Living , 2007

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