The most collaborative project I have worked on to date. I wanted to see what would happen if the owners were involved completely in the design process. Mark and Katie and I worked on the design of this house for several years, side by side, redesign after redesign, hundreds and hundreds of sheets of trace paper, until they finally were satisfied that they new what they wanted and were getting what they wanted. Thoroughly primed in the design process they then hired a design-build company who used their knowledge and skills to refine the plans even more. The result was this ranch/prairie-style, extremely energy-efficient design. This home will probably be here in 300 years because it was designed to age well, and to take advantage of everything the site has to offer. The most eco-friendly building after all is the building that nobody ever wants to tear down.