Ask an Architect: How to Build a House

So you want to build a house. We get it. It’s a daunting process, especially when you don’t have an ally. So how do you get started? You often hear stories about what can go wrong, how expensive a project becomes, and how long it takes. You may wonder what it’s like to work with …

The Future of Home Design

Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) holds a home design competition for collegiate architects. They inspire students to design innovative residential spaces along a specific theme. This year’s theme: “Here + Now.” AIA encouraged student architects to envision homes in light of “context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st century technology and …

Prairie Style Architect

Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use. Frank Lloyd Wright We love and live a variety of design styles, from traditional gothic architecture to contemporary design. Every project is a new opportunity to exercise creativity in our endeavor to create livable art. Several years …

Teamwork in Design

Steve Jobs once said that “great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” We’re inclined to agree. And while Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl is a gifted, creative group of artists, our team extends to the contractors and vendors we work with. After all, that’s why we look …

Design + Structure

GHA joins 49 other interior designers

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show Recap

GHA shares its thoughts on the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.

Story in Architecture: The National Museum of African American History and Culture

GHA explores the story of the National Museum of African Architecture History and Culture’s architecture.

A Delectable Dream Kitchen

Thanksgiving is now behind us, and the Christmas season is upon us. It’s that scrumptious, food-filled time of year that has many people dusting off their dreams for the perfect kitchen. When clients approached us with their vision for a delectable kitchen, we invited Chef John Howie of Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar to lend …

Designing Peace

The art of crafting a monument to peace.

Cocktails & Mocktails

While we ordinarily spend our days turning our clients’ dream homes into a reality, we also embrace opportunities to flex our creative muscles and apply our skill to other creative ventures. Last week, we traded our drawing boards for 5-by-5-inch cocktail napkins and entered our designs into the Architectural Record Cocktail Napkin Sketch Contest. The …