Bennedict Residence

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Steel

made for Mr. and Mrs. Bennedict

April 2010

Custom double curved staircase railing.  Hand forged snub end balusters, rings, collars and spiral feet.  Newel post is diminishing radiused spiral.  It is difficult to tell from the photographs but the stair builder built the stairs with several different pitches making the rise and run vary from bottom to top.  The railings we built minimize and almost completely hide his mistake.

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Seven Meadows Blossom Structure

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Galvanized Forged Steel

2006

This three-pronged structure, located in the center of a large water feature in a landscaped park for an exclusive housing developement, echoes the water lily motif found in the rest of the project, whimsically recalling successive stages of blooming, and provides a distinctive identity for the project.

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Sundial

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Forged Steel

2006

This sundial was made for a private garden.

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Sculpted Pulls

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Forged Steel

2006

These door pulls are forged out of single pieces of steel.

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Live Oak Fire Screen

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Forged Steel

2003

This fireplace screen depicts a live oak in forged steel.

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Moosehead Lake Chandelier

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Forged Steel

2009

This chandelier, made of two nested 5 foot diameter steel rings, hangs above the living area of a lodge in Maine.

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Blackie Railing

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Forged Steel

2004

This forged steel railing wraps around the grand entry stair.

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University of Texas Tower Observation Deck Railing and Screen

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Forged Stainless Steel

made for University of Texas

2000

This forged and fabricated stainless steel trellis provides lightweight, secure protection for observation deck visitors and reintegrates a cherished icon into the urban experience. This contemporary design solution is sensitive to the historic context, precisely coordinated with both client and contractors, and considers construction and installation on a busy and prominent building.

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University of Texas Alumni Center Railing

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Forged Steel

made for University of Texas

2005

This series of gates, fences, seats, and walls create a functional boundary and establish the outermost impressions of the UT Exes Visitor Center. Abstracting the familiar "Longhorn" logo, this solution subtly incorporates school symbols providing a unifying visual element for the University facility.

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Palmer Events Center Railing

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Galvanized Forged Steel

2002

The railing, which defines the edge of a public entry plaza, uses local materials and botanical forms to create a uniquely integrated expression of the local community.

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