Butler Armsden is the proud recipient of an AIA Redwood Empire Award for our Valley of the Moon Retreat.  This modern weekend retreat, designed for a family of four and their extended family, sits high in the hills opposite Glen Ellen and overlooks the beautiful Sonoma Valley that was famously christened the "Valley of the Moon" by Jack London. 
Associate Principal Glenda Flaim led the design rooted in the dynamic interplay between nature and the built environment.
More of the project can be viewed here.

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled our "museumlike" Artists in Residence project and its owners, Dick and Gretchen Evans.  We were honored to be included in this great piece that details some of the facts and figures of fine architecture while also the exploring how a retired- executive turned photographer and an accomplished painter live in their home amongst their own art. 
 
Read the entire story here.

San Francisco Cottages & Gardens has an exclusive first look at the newly completed Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Butler Armsden's Reba Jones, Senior Associate, lead a talented in-house design team and collaborated with Clayton Timbrell & Company, Inc. for the build-out of new Youth, Toddler and Meeting Rooms.
We were also fortunate to have the support of many donors and vendors in our wonderful design community. Thanks to everyone who helped us in the "Where Hope Has a Home" campaign for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford!

Thanks to the San Jose Mercury News and Lou Fancher for an engaging review of Dream House, and interview with its author, our very own Catherine Armsden. Fancher writes "[the novel] speaks volumes about family history and how it is shaped by place, space and physical circumstances." The interview delves into some of the family history that inspired parts of the book, including the uncovering of important historical papers that were once in George Washington's possession.
 
Read the entire fascinating article here.