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Roger J. Day, M.Arch

Architectural Design & Planning

“The path to a goal begins with movement” Roger_J_Day

“As an architect who designs things from the ground up, Roger Day has an eye for detail.”

-The Denver Post-

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NELSON Additional Dwelling Unit

  • Abstract / goal statement
    • Provide a 3 car garage
    • Add a Mother in Law Suite
      • (An ADDITIONAL DWELLING UNIT
  • Introduction
  • Case Presentation
    • Complaint /
      • The adjacent existing dwelling (LINK) is fully powered by Solar Panels (__) in order to allow movement to flow from the street while providing an East/West Ridge line needed for the planned solar panels here, the footprint of the Garage – ADU needed to be rotated 45 degrees
    • Results of examination / relevant facts
    • Constraints
    • Working diagnosis
  • Management and Outcome
  • Discussion
  • Acknowledgements
    • Project team
  • Form
  • Frame
  • Finish
  • Objective
  • Approach
  • Improvements

 

 

  • Ruff Residence on Reservoir Dam

  • Case Presentation

    • Complaint / goal statement

  • Remove existing dwelling structures

    • Results of examination / relevant facts

    • Constraints

    • Working diagnosis

  • Management and Outcome

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgements

    • Project team

  • Form

  • Frame

  • Finish

  • Objective

  • Approach

  • Improvements

 

K_W Residence Lafayette

  1. K_W Residence Lafayette
  2. Abstract – this began as a 1960’s Ranch Style Dwelling that overlooks a massive vista of protected Boulder County Open Space.
  3. Introduction – Beginning as an 1100 s.f. ranch we added nearly 4,000 s.f. of living space, a 3 car garage, a 45 KW Solar Panel array and an integrated lighting cooling piece of “built ceiling furniture”
  4. Case Presentation
    1. Complaint / goal statement – the primary goal here was to take advantage of the site location, the soon to be married couples needs to have space for quiet reflection, space for Martial Arts Acrobatics, a 45 KW Solar Panel array, & a significant HERS Rating
    2. Results of examination / relevant facts- the Existing structure was entirely too small to be the focal point for the renovation, thus the expansion towards “framing the view” while integrating and organizing the spaces to “flow” with and “into” one another.
    3. Constraints – we were limited in the total square footage to avoid the need for a huge cistern for fire protection.
    4. Working diagnosis – When adding this much area the caution was to integrate the existing elements with the new in a manner that the addition does not appear to be one., thus as the design developed from the inside to the exterior, care was constantly paid to the proportions and the integration of the connecting elements.
  5. Management and Outcome – the builder here employed a set of subcontractors and finish carpenters who brought the extensive architectural detailing to life.
  6. Discussion –  Early definition and depiction of the framed and enclosed volumes allowed for continual Owner verification of the “direction” of the design as the drawings progressed through the several stages.
  7. Acknowledgements
    1. Project team
  • Form – ranch style addition which dwarfed the original dwelling
  • Frame – this was a wooden truss framed addition with several types of horizontal framing elements
  • Finish – The finished exterior surfaces were largely finished by the carpenters building the rough form.
  • Objective – a clean free-flowing space suitable to host large gatherings while maintaining the intimacy of the individual spaces within
  • Approach – the approach initially was to focus upon movement and realization of the space and the location of the space within its context
  • Improvements – In the course of adding nearly 4,000  s.f.  of additional living area, we reduced the carbon footprint of this dwelling by nearly 90%

Roger Day

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