Plasma cutting steel staircase Tung oil applied on trim woodwwork Floors milled from site grown trees Septic field restoration Reflecting afternoon sun Birth of a barn on Bragg Hill Radiant floors Solar panel installation Capping off the chimney Proud shape emerges on the hilltop Pumping concrete into the three gables Forming 12x12 Gables Delivering concrete from the sky Parallam beam positioning Flying flitch beam ICF window framing Precision concrete placement Lower level ICF fabrication Newly excavated driveway Finishing garage deck concrete Pouring concrete footers Rebar safety caps Surveying the construction site Checking out the excavation equipment Rapid soil stabilization Testing the soils for drainage Taking Solar Pathfinder measurements Milling downed trees onsite View to the Southeast over the Benzel Family Trust Future meadow to be cultivated Taking a stroll on Bragg Hill Road

Moger • Mehrhof Architects

Architecture • History • Culture • Sustainability • Client

Architecture, when properly considered, serves the role of connecting people with our history, our culture and our natural environment. Moger • Mehrhof Architects endeavors to practice architecture keeping these references in mind during the design process.

All architecture is unique in that its beginnings are particular to a time and place.  As a result, it becomes part of our history and a reflection of our culture. Stylistically, we are informed by history. We look to the local vernacular for references, not to copy, but to capture its essence and interpret it in a way appropriate to a particular project. How we choose to use our spaces, and therefore their design, becomes connected to and a reflection of the cultural milieu of our times.

Moger • Mehrhof chooses to design through a lens of sustainability. Throughout history, until recent times, architecture was practiced with the use of locally available materials, built with an understanding of them and designed in a way that provided shelter from the elements appropriate for the given context or building site. It is through this lens of sustainability that we look to create current designs that lessen their impact on the environment. Our goal is to create an architecture that naturally grows from the surrounding environment, not forced upon the land.

Equally important and most fundamentally, we endeavor to understand and to interpret our clients needs and desires. We attempt to create spaces and objects that not only enhance the natural surroundings, but that also addresses those client requirements which serve to enhance their lifestyle. We make their daily lives more enjoyable and connected to our past, our culture and our environment through design.

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