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2016-08-06

idea – design – build

Here’s an example of my idea – design – build process: over the years the existing concrete steps to our Maison de la Musique at 922 5th Street in Ames, Iowa were leaning badly and had sheared off from the handrail piece, so we had the stair removed by Ames Excation and Trenching. The we bounced some ideas around about how to replace the now absent stairs with a new wooden structure made of cedar. Below are the design sketches and some construction photographs. Still missing is the wrap-around bench/handrail on the north and west sides.