I had the honor and the pleasure of recently being invited to the Art Omi Residency program for architects in Ghent NY. With nine other architects from around the world we worked for two weeks on projects of our choice. For me, with my recent work in the Hudson Valley, I decided to explore a few common local materials; brick, wood and glass. Sounds pretty straightforward enough. Most importantly, having the space and the time, away from the office, it allowed me to pursue other directions at my own pace and have fun doing it. The Residency program is terrific; they offer a chance to get away for artists, writers, translators, musicians , dancers and architects by offering room and board and a chance to think in a lovely setting in Columbia County, NY. Thank you New York State Council for the Arts for supporting this great program. Below are some shots of my final presentation.