ArchivesAugust, 2012


The second of our two charette weekends for Cabin Fever participants starts today!

The remaining six architecture firms will be transported to our idyllic Gold Country competition site to begin scheming their entries for the DNA Cabin and Transitional Housing Module.

The property looks down at this scenic, 1-mile long, winding lake through a forest of Ponderosa pines…we love California.



It’s time we let the cat out of the bag…

The eleven fabulous firms who are participating in the Cabin Fever 2012 design competition are:


Andy Rodgers Design Studio

Apparatus Architecture

Boor Bridges Architecture

ChrDAUER Architects

Envelope A+D

John Lum Architects

jones haydu

Levy Art + Architecture

Sagan Piechota Architecture

William Duff Architects


Game on!


The  first of our two Cabin Fever 2012 charette weekends starts today!

To kick off our Cabin Fever design competition, all participating architectural firms are attending one of two charette weekends out at the project site this month, the first of which is this weekend.

Barker O’Donoghue is transporting everyone to the land where the winning cabins will be built for a fully hosted, rustic stay, and setting them free to explore, sketch and relax, and to scheme about their competition entries.  We’ve been hard at work up there preparing, and look very much forward to the weekend’s festivities.

We will be posting updates about the competition as we go; check back early next week for images and anecdotes from charette #1!


Barker O’Donoghue is humbled and thrilled to be joined in our inaugural year of CABIN FEVER by a fantastic group of jurors.

for both awards:

Joshua Aidlin, Aidlin Darling Design

John Randolph, Randolph Designs

Sharon Risedorph, Sharon Risedorph Photography

William Stout, William Stout Architectural Books / William Stout Publishers

and, joining the above for the emergency shelter award:

Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity


moderated by Catherine Dauer, Straightforward Creative