Sometimes the most complex project, or project element, springs forth from a seemingly simple question. That’s where the art of problem solving comes in. For this project, the question was “How can we get the client to the beach from their house at the top of the bluff?” A simple A to B problem that has many solutions (a funicular? a set of steps? a ramp? a slide?), but only one that worked for the client. Getting to that solution took a lot of discussion, concepting, trial and error grading plans, and most importantly a lot of collaboration between the architect (Dirk Denison) and the carpenters (Landek Specialties) and the railing fabricator (O’Brien Metals).Read More