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Meet Nathan Cooprider: Artist, World Traveler and Our Newest Featured Architect

September 3, 2012 12:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Nathan Cooprider is a registered architect with over 15 years of professional experience.  Growing up in McMinnville, OR he was always interested in drawing and inventing.  His path to architecture was a winding one of self discovery.  After high school, Nathan spent some time working in Israel, which he credits with awakening his interest in... Read More

The iPhone Controlled Home

August 1, 2012 3:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Today we rely so much on our iphones and other smart phones.  Just a few short years ago we had to wait until we got back to the office or home to check our email.  Math was done in our heads or on a piece of paper.  And we lived without Aunt Bertha’s recent tweet... Read More

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The Wizardry of Walls

July 22, 2012 6:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As you can guess, the past month has been about erecting exterior walls for our home – I call this wizardry! Much has been made of wizardry since Harry Potter wielded his first wand, but “The Wizardry of Walls” is an entirely different kind of casting.  In this case, we are casting spells in concrete... Read More

A Groundbreaking Experience

June 18, 2012 10:44 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When I broke ground on the first house I built, in 1988, I spray-painted a shovel bright gold, chilled a case of champagne, gathered a bunch of friends, and made it a party.  Many years, and a few new houses have since come to pass, and I thought I might not need to commemorate the... Read More