Black Star Winery

Designed Winery/Tasting room for Black Star Farms and Creamery for Leelanau Cheese.  Noted in an article on America's best tasting rooms in Wine Enthusiast.

Please have a look at this recent interest with Music in Vineyards:

Laurentide Wine Tasting

A humble wine tasting room for award winning Laurentide Wines in a rejuvenated Jehovah's Witness Hall for vintners Bill and Sue Braymer on M-204 along Lake Leelanau, Michigan. Laurentide and winemaker, Shannon Walter recent awards:

Laurentide Winery Adds Two More Double Gold awards at the American Wine Society Competition 2014 November 2014

Double Gold for our dry Riesling- the 3rd year in a row for Double Gold AND Double Gold for our Semi Sweet Riesling.

MotoVino Wines

Wine tasting building for 'Motovino' label wines, Erik and Deidre Owen in Northport, Michigan.

Workshop Brewery

Craft brewery for Pete Kirkwood in Traverse, Michigan in the expansive warehouse district (2 blocks long).  The brewery also features live music and a superb menu of brewpub fare and a deeply felt brewery manifesto!


An art gallery, music venue and full Bar.  Iconoclasts Mike and Kim Curth's creation in a 1930's industrial building in the seriously funky Warehouse district constituting the epicenter of Traverse City's alternative cultural hub. We guided the project through building code code officials overt opposition, elaborate state liquor control commission approval, and an anemic budget in the extreme... to achieve a club atmosphere where everyone is a welcome member.

The Northport Inn

A nine room hotel, restaurant, music venue and fitness center in a repurposed century old building for Erik and Deidre Owen in Northport, Michigan.  They are both responsible for fixtures and finishes and have great taste on a budget!

Black Star 'Hearth and Vine' cafe

Wood fired pizzas and cafe for Black Star Farms.  Also a farm to table market and licensed commercial kitchen with hood and large scale refrigeration.

Black Star Inn

We added three rooms to the Inn and a Dining/Conference/Wedding venue space. 




in 2020, Black Star Inn has won best wine country inn, U.S. from USA today:


The Garage

An informal indoor/outdoor BBQ and Bar for Northport, Michigan restaurateur Bruce Viger.

Martha's Leelanau Table

In partnership with architect Judy Balas, a personalized restaurant for Chef Martha Ryan in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

Cafe Roma

Renovated interior space to include skylight and designed additional outdoor seating for Cafe Roma at the corner of Bancroft and College Avenue across from University of California, Berkeley campus.  Approx 1980.  Worked with fellow architecture student, Matthew Piner.