Richardson Drafting and Design A full service design and drafting company with an emphasis on green building. Serving Oregon since 1992 (503)888-9310
RESIDENTIAL It is our belief that a happy home is a healthy home. Richardson Drafting and Design will work with you and your contractor to design your home making the most of your built environment and choosing materials that are not harmful to your health.
<ul><li>Duplex designed for R&R Holdings to be built on Jarret St. in NE Portland next to Alberta Park in the fall of 2008. This duplex will be receiving an Earth Advantage Platinum Rating for green buildings. </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of side by side 2 story, 3 bedroom dwellings with 1 car garages. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for passive solar and with extensive eco-roofs, planters and balconies. From the second story of the front unit a spiral stair leads to a roof top patio and garden. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for Geo-Thermal Ground Source Heat Pump, tankless gas hot water heaters and all storm water to be handled on site. </li></ul>Alberta Park Duplex Richardson Drafting and Design
Alberta Park Duplex Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>The garage is accented with cultured stone. Siding applied in a rain screen application, consists of fiber cement panels on the left and stained fiber cement lap siding on the right hand back unit. Eco-roofs and planters face the street at the second story. </li></ul><ul><li>The flat roof of the front unit provides a roof top patio and garden space. Sloped rear unit roofs are standing seam metal and the back unit faces south and is pre-wired for future solar electric panels. </li></ul><ul><li>Decks and trellis on the south side of the house are calculated to provide passive solar shading. Providing direct solar exposure to doors and windows in the winter and shading during the summer. </li></ul>
Heckman Residence Remodel Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>Remodel for the Heckman family in NE Portland Summer of 2008. Under construction. </li></ul><ul><li>The job consists of converting the attic space into a master bedroom suite with walk in closet and bathroom. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>Existing elevations before remodel
Heckman Residence Remodel Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>To gain additional headroom and usable space the attic was raised with a new roof addition which incorporates the extension at the rear of the house. This utilizes the existing footprint and house features. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Fall 2007 schematic design for small residence on the Columbia River Gorge. </li></ul><ul><li>The home located on a sloped lot on the North side of the Columbia River in Washington. The home is designed for a geothermal ground source heat pump. This is augmented in the living room with a soap stone fireplace backed by a wall of cultured stone to provide thermal mass. </li></ul><ul><li>Balconies and a window seat face the South and East to take advantage of the sun and views of the river and the ravine. </li></ul><ul><li>Future use as a bed and breakfast is taken into account by the ability to separate the downstairs and upstairs suits. </li></ul>Nathanson Carriage House Richardson Drafting and Design
<ul><li>A cultured stone thermal mass wall behind the soap stone wood stove extends up the cooling tower. The tower provides natural light to the interior and allows the escape of hot air in the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior posts are constructed of on site second growth douglas fir poles and the roof is framed with exposed traditional timber frame trusses. </li></ul><ul><li>Cultured stone gives the building a base in the hillside. Fiber cement vertical board and batt siding and the vertical poles mimic the trees. The roof is finished with metal shake shingles by Interlock Industries </li></ul>Nathanson Carriage House Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>The lot is partially wooded with second growth douglas fir trees. It faces the Columbia River to the South and a ravine with a seasonal creek on the East side. It is built into the hillside to the east of the access road. </li></ul>
Bauer Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>Summer 2006 design proposal for a timber frame home in Wolf Creek, Oregon. </li></ul><ul><li>The home located in a clearing on a hillside is to include a wrap around deck. The timber frame is to give it a rustic farmstead look. </li></ul><ul><li>In an area of extreme seasonal conditions radiant floor heat provides winter warmth. Doors on opposite sides of the home oriented with the slope take advantage of morning and evening breezes up and down the mountain slope to provide natural cooling in the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>A spiral stair leads to a second floor balcony. The balcony is separated from the master suite by a glass wall leading to a hall and window seat which separate the Master Bedroom from the Master Bath. </li></ul>
Bauer Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>Exposed timber frame provides a warm and rustic feel to the interior. </li></ul><ul><li>A cooling tower with two electrically operated awning windows is aligned above the spiral stair. The tower provides natural light to the interior and allows the escape of hot air in the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>Located on farmland in the Southern Oregon mountains exterior materials provide fire resistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Metal shingle roofing mimics natural cedar shakes providing a rustic look. </li></ul><ul><li>Stained cement fiber shingles and cultured stone veneer complete the look of an old world farm building. </li></ul>
Mertus Residence Richardson Drafting and Design In 2006 I was asked to remodel and solve problems with this Adair Home in the mountains of Trail Oregon. Seen above at the start of the remodeling construction process. The first task was to solve drainage issues as the back of the house was being flooded with storm water from the mountainside. Seen here is the start of construction for a new stepped retaining wall system with drainage system diverting runoff around the end of the house and down the hillside. The second task was to provide an outdoor dining area extension at the back of the house, and take advantage of the spectacular views from the front of the house providing outdoor living space. This was to be combined with a remodel of the upstairs to create a more functional master bedroom and bath.
Mertus Residence Richardson Drafting and Design Front elevation – before remodel Front elevation – after remodel A covered deck was added at the back of the house from the dining room doors. A large partially covered deck with planter and built in bench was added at the front to provide an entry and outdoor space taking advantage of the SE views. The master bath was remodeled and two rooms combined creating a large master suite with a walk in closet. The south facing windows were replaced with french doors leading to a private second story deck with fantastic views.
Ward Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>Residential remodel converting the existing two car garage into an office/studio space. </li></ul><ul><li>Including walk in closet and new bathroom. Winter 2004 - 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>We filled in the foundation at the existing garage doors. We filled in the wall providing new windows and added new wall lights. </li></ul><ul><li>The new private entrance into the studio can be seen from the front porch . </li></ul>
Ward Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>The entry from the front porch leads into the new studio revealing the built in bookshelves and computer hutch. The wall niche was sized to fit the hutch which the owners wished to use. </li></ul>
Ward Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>The concrete slab was painted with a moisture barrier paint and then new floor joists were installed to bring the floor level with the rest of the house and allow the floor to be insulated. The exterior 2x4 wall was furred out on the inside to allow enough depth to install insulation up to residential code. </li></ul>View of the new windows from the studio space. Arched entry leading to the new bathroom, closet and main house.
Ward Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>The new bathroom included a corner shower and new wood storage cabinets. </li></ul><ul><li>The closet included the installation of a new pull down ladder for access to attic storage. </li></ul>
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson <ul><li>This unique 2004 owner built Straw Bale house was the first of it’s kind in Southern Oregon. </li></ul><ul><li>Post and beam infill straw bales are becoming more commonplace however local building officials had refused to recognize the straw bale and plaster walls when dealing with seismic codes. This meant that structures needed to use expensive hardware and steel cross bracing to meet seismic codes in the area. The Ecological Building Network Straw Bale Structural Testing Program allowed them to use a government grant to hire Tipping Mar to design structural testing and led to new developments with governmentally recognized tested building methods which eliminated internal bale pinning and the need for structural cross bracing. This affords many advantages to the straw bale and the elimination of much of the steel hardware saves costs. Consultation with Bruce King and David Mar and access to the publicly available testing results made this project possible. This building method is now being used in Jacksonville’s Straw Bale Village development. </li></ul>
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson <ul><li>Here can be seen the original design proposal for the floor plans. The house was built to be small, compact and affordable to the owners. The second floor joists act as ties across the building helping to hold the roof in place. The large overhangs were calculated to provide shading to the glass areas and walls in Summer while allowing the sun to warm those same surfaces in the winter. An open second floor serves two functions allowing the rising warm air to be vented through the second story dormer windows as well as allowing the masonry heater to heat the entire house. </li></ul>
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson These are the original conceptual exterior elevations and sections. The large dormer encases and enlarges the end of the living area providing a spectacular view and french doors giving access to the deck. This feature was unfortunately eliminated to save costs on windows and to simplify the building structure for the owner who was doing his own construction. The red lines on the left of the section show equinox and summer and winter solstice shadow lines at the middle of the day.
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson <ul><li>The final look of the exterior of the house. The large central two story dormer was eliminated as well as much of the wrap around deck. The contrast of the Cement Plaster over the straw bale walls, the metal roof and the wood siding on the dormers adds character to the exterior of a simple, small and affordable farmhouse. </li></ul>
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson The final look of the floor plan and the exterior elevations as they were built by the owner. Instant hot water eliminating the need for the traditional hot water tank and a spiral stair were used as space saving methods. Instant hot water also eliminates the largest energy consumer in the house – the Hot Water heater.
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson Views from the second story loft. A reversible direction ceiling fan over the living area helps to provide air flow during warm and cold months. Either pushing warm air down or pulling it up and out.
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson Sections through the house show the final structure and look. A spiral stair adds interest at the entry and metal railings provide the addition of a contemporary feel to the natural finishes used elsewhere.
Kennedy Residence Jeff Richardson In addition to the passive solar design the only source of heating in this strawbale house is the Tulikivi soapstone masonry fireplace. When a fire isn’t being burned in the fireplace a thermostat runs two electric heat coils embedded in either side of the masonry.
Cosman Residence Jeff Richardson <ul><li>2003 residential remodel. The interior of the garage on the right side had already been refinished into a guest suite which the owners lived in while work took place. It received a new roof and exterior finishes. The section to the left was originally a single story. It was demolished down to the foundation and floor joists and a new fireplace and two story residence was put in. </li></ul>
Cosman Residence Jeff Richardson <ul><li>Featuring concrete tile roofing and hardiplank horizontal siding the residence is built in two sections bookended by stucco walls. The center of which contains the fireplace chimney. </li></ul><ul><li>The master bedroom opens with french doors onto a partially enclosed second floor deck providing a view of the orchards and gardens. </li></ul>
Cosman Residence Jeff Richardson <ul><li>The entry foyer opens onto a two story vaulted space featuring a chandelier and the stairway to the second floor. A hallway connecting the master bath with the master bedroom features a dormer with a window seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Built on an existing single story foundation, the second story is supported on a post and beam system resting on new post footings. </li></ul><ul><li>The upstairs master bedroom has a majestic view of the gardens and orchards through a bank of french doors opening onto a semi-enclosed private deck. </li></ul>
Riley Residence Jeff Richardson with John Duffie <ul><li>Riley residence – 2001 Ashland Oregon </li></ul>
Morical House Cottage Jeff Richardson – with Architectural Design Works <ul><li>Built in 1995 this 1,500 S.F. project consists of a small 2 unit cottage with a third upstairs loft unit above a storage space for use by an Ashland Bed and Breakfast. </li></ul><ul><li>Nestled between stands of mature trees, a garden laced with intimate paths and the main house. The cottage was designed to blend in with it’s natural environment preserving the existing trees and utilizing the existing gently sloping grade. The outside incorporates architectural characteristics of the existing main house </li></ul><ul><li>The main units include full baths with jacuzzi tubs looking out on the gardens behind the cottage and gas fireplaces. </li></ul>
Dresnek Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>1993 owner built remodel and addition – Ashland, Oregon </li></ul>
Dresnek Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>The original one story house was old and had suffered a fire. We saved 3 of the exterior walls, floor joists and the original foundation. </li></ul><ul><li>A complete interior remodel included the living room, bathroom and guest bedroom. Window seats were provided overlooking a private patio and garden at the back of the house. </li></ul><ul><li>We then added a new entry, garage and a two story addition. The addition included the laundry, kitchen and dining area on the first floor. The second floor includes an office/bedroom and the master suite with a deck over the garage. </li></ul><ul><li>Originally designed with Horizontal and shingle siding. The owner changed to T1-11 in order to save money. </li></ul>
Dresnek Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>Built on a narrow lot, the original house overlapped the setback at the street. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of the closeness of the street the owners requested leaving out all street side first floor windows. We bumped out two niches to maintain architectural interest on the outside elevation and provided 3 new skylights in the living room to provide daylighting. </li></ul><ul><li>High ceilings on the first floor provided a challenge in meeting local solar codes. To meet this challenge it was necessary to cut the corner off of the second floor at the master closet. </li></ul><ul><li>French doors from the master bedroom overlook the deck and provide spectacular views over the tops of the trees of Mount Ashland and Pilot Rock. </li></ul>
Dresnek Residence Richardson Drafting and Design <ul><li>From the dining room looking past the entry can be seen the formal living room. Niches with storage below provide a space to display the owners pottery collection. Ample light is provided by the three skylights above. </li></ul><ul><li>The stairway was designed to provide a recess to house the owners existing sideboard. A stepped wall provides a space to display pottery and a painting. </li></ul>
Designed by Richardson Drafting and Design for Batzer Construction
<ul><li>This 12,340 S.F. office building consist of 4 potential tenant spaces on 3 levels. </li></ul><ul><li>The lower level is built as a daylight basement opening onto its own parking area. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardiplank shingles and horizontal lap siding with cultured stone accents combined </li></ul><ul><li>with concealing the air handling system in the roof well make this commercial building </li></ul><ul><li>fit into its surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed under contract to Batzer Construction in 2006 </li></ul>REMAX Realtors Richardson Drafting and Design
Layton Properties Designed by Richardson Drafting and Design for Batzer Construction <ul><li>Preliminary design concepts for commercial development in Central Point, Oregon. </li></ul><ul><li>Two new office buildings designed to compliment architecturally the existing storefronts </li></ul><ul><li>in the same development. </li></ul><ul><li>Slab on grade wood construction with brick veneer and HardiPlank siding on the gables. Spring 2005 </li></ul>
Clear Creek Richardson Drafting and Design in partnership with Heiland Hoff Architecture <ul><li>Two ground floor commercial storefront spaces with two second floor residential apartments and a split level apartment in the back create this charming mixed use building in Ashland, Oregon designed in 2006. </li></ul>
Clear Creek Richardson Drafting and Design in partnership with Heiland Hoff Architecture <ul><li>8,497 square feet – Mixed use commercial and residential </li></ul>
Clear Creek Richardson Drafting and Design in partnership with Heiland Hoff Architecture <ul><li>The heating and cooling units are concealed in the underfloor crawlspace and on the roof. </li></ul><ul><li>Wood construction. CMU veneer and exterior cement plaster. Summer 2006 </li></ul>
Clear Creek Richardson Drafting and Design in partnership with Heiland Hoff Architecture <ul><li>Fine finishes complete the look of the building. </li></ul>
Hematology Oncology Associates Designed by Batzer Construction / JB Steel <ul><li>As a draftsman under contract to the builder I worked with the project lead revising the floor plans while providing drawings for the sections and exterior elevations of this state of the art medical office building. </li></ul><ul><li>Steel construction with brick veneer and metal wall panels. Winter 2004 </li></ul>
<ul><li>2002 office building near the Medford Oregon Airport. </li></ul><ul><li>REMAX offices are on the second floor and the ground floor is tenant commercial space. </li></ul>REMAX Medford Jeff Richardson with John Duffie Architecture
<ul><li>Addition to the Dermatology Associates building in Medford Oregon </li></ul>Dermatology Associates Offices Jeff Richardson with John Duffie Architecture
Commercial Buildings Jeff Richardson – with Architectural Design Works Larson Creek Shopping Center Medford, Oregon 1995 Metal roof, EIFS Reid Hanna Office Building Ashland, Oregon 1991 Concrete tile roof, stained cedar siding.