Midcentury houses are cool but often their kitchens are not designed for how most families use them today. We worked closely with the family of university professors to update and expand their kitchen and dining area. By exploring multiple design options we were able to arrive at an approach that met both their functional needs and their budget while also creating an outdoor screened dining area. The roof of this screened porch is designed to funnel prevailing breezes through the semi-enclosed space. It has allowed the family to experience and appreciate their backyard in a way not possible before.


“Novam culinam et verandam diligimus! AltaOpera nova spatia nobis dederunt ad fruendum non solum cibum sed etiam — mirabile dictu! — otium verum ac profundum.”

-Timothy O'Sullivan, Ph.D. Professor, Classical Studies