Design New England

January/February 2018

Moxie Hill Farm
Set in a meadow in Vermont dairy country, and named for a beloved Labrador retriever, Moxie Hill Farm is the dream home of a couple who met when he was coaching football for his alma mater, Middlebury College, and she was playing basketball for rival Colby College… The athletic thread extended to their choice of architect to design their house: Lee Grutchfield of TruexCullins Architecture… Read More

Boutique Design

December 2017

2017 Gold Key Awards: Intellectual Property
This year’s 13-member judging panel for the 37th annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design didn’t really care if designers were channeling real-world smarts or ivory tower book learning. What they wanted to see was proof that the teams behind the nearly 400 submissions from around the world has done their homework and used that information to create interiors that stood out as best in class. Obviously, they were looking for… Read More

Design New England

July/August 2017

Cliff Hanger
Considering the complexity of the clients’ program – build an angular house on a half-acre, steeply pitched lakeside lot with runoff issues – architects Rolf Kielman and Josh Chafe of TruexCullins in Burlington, Vermont, knew they would need to work in close collaboration with a site designer at the very start. Read More… 

Boston Globe

October 2016

Living on the Edge – In Luxury

Cape Neddick – The good news is that the Cliff House is a hotel reborn. It’s gone through a striking metamorphosis and is now a luxury resort with an infinity pool, a 9,000-square-foot spa, and a beautiful on-site restaurant. For the past 144 years… Read More

Stowe Guide

Winter/Spring 2017

For the Birds, Architect Crafts Homes for Feathered Friends
Next time you describe something as “for the birds”, you might want to think twice: The birdhouses made by Rolf Kielman are more opulent than some houses made for humans. Read more…

Vermont Trend Watch

Spring 2016

Green Building and Net-Zero Homes in a Northern Climate
Today’s existing technologies and commonsense building practices enable us to construct ulta-insulated homes and to generate electric energy on-site. Read more…

Vermont Trend Watch

Spring 2016 | Designer’s Residence

It Takes Teamwork
After living in their 1940s cape for 15 years Kim and Cliff Deetjen had had enough of their small, dark, closed-off kitchen. Read more…

Traditional Home

November/December 2015 | Designer’s Residence

Sugar and Sprintz
A flurry of cookie baking warms up a Scandinavian-flavored Christmas.   Read More…

Hotel Business Design

July/August 2015 | Hotel Jackson

Ace in the Hole
New boutique hotel redefines Western luxury

Representing the first luxury boutique hotel to be built in Jackson Hole in more than 15 years, Hotel Jackson was designed…  Read More…

School Planning & Management

May 2015 | East Montpelier Elementary School

VT School Completed On Time, Under Budget
The East Montpelier Elementary School, in East Montpelier, Vt., has been transformed from an aging 1966 facility into a high-performance 21st-Century learning community. Read more…



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