An Architect Who Builds What He Designs

Architect Dan Rockhill designs houses and builds them himself.
June 29, 2003, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Some architects pander to popular tastes. Others have only a minimal understanding of what it takes to actually build the places they design. No one will ever accuse Rockhill of these sins. The rangy 55-year-old former mechanic is never insulated from the consequences of his inspirations for a simple reason--he builds what he designs. With a small crew, Rockhill and Associates does the construction and produces custom items in its own rural shop, including the elaborate metalwork that is its trademark. Because off-the-shelf windows lack character, the firm fabricates its own steel frames. Sometimes the architect will even do the wiring or dig the septic system."

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Published on Friday, June 27, 2003 in MetropolisMag.com
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