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Arbutus Cove Q and A

Posted in Uncategorized by Kristie
April 5, 2016

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As one of our latest speculative single-family residential projects, Arbutus Cove, goes underway, we catch up with one of the design team members, Kelly Stephenson for an update.


  1. Tell us your role in the project.

I am part of the design team headed by Partner-in-Charge Erik Ulland. Devanne Pena, who did the amazing 3-D renderings, is also on the team.


  1. In what stage is the project?

The project is about to be under construction as a speculative home and is now on the market.


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  1. Please provide details of the house and any unique features.

This is a six bedroom, six-and-a-half bathroom home on a sloping, cul-de-sac property in a Westlake neighborhood. The steel staircase is going to be a major focal point. It is integrated into the design of the masonry fireplace, and will be lit from above with skylights.


  1. What are you most looking forward to with this project?

It is a very dramatic site with lots of terracing so we are eager to see it take shape. We are also excited to be working with the builder and Camelot Custom Homes. The panoramic views are going to be incredible – Lake Austin and the Pennybacker Bridge will be visible from the living room windows.


  1. What is the next step?

The site is steep and heavily wooded, so a lot of site work will need to take place first.  The next step will be close collaboration with the builder during the construction phase, giving guidance and feedback on detailing and materials and finishes, especially on the stone.


Aspen Heights Development Q&A

Posted in Uncategorized by Kristie
September 19, 2014


This past week, Project Manager Kristina Olivent traveled back to North Carolina for a site visit of our student housing project. Here is an update from her time:
It is a multi-family project with a total of 10, 3-story buildings for student housing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It is an off-campus project totaling 144 units and 480 beds geared for under graduate and graduate living. The project includes a clubhouse, pool and cabana, fire pits, volleyball and basketball courts along with walking paths between buildings to connect these amenities for students to interact and socialize.
I am the project manager, so I have been coordinating with the contractors and consultants on a day-to-day basis. I’ve also been going out on site visits to observe the construction of the project during each stage.
Being in the last part of construction, students were able to move in at the beginning of this school year. The clubhouse was completely finished out, and the only part left to complete is the pool and cabana. This project was very fast-paced and was made possible due to the hard workers from Aspen Height’s in-house construction team.
Principal-in-Charge Randall Owen will make one more site visit once the pool and cabana are finished. Overall it was a great experience working with Aspen Heights and seeing the project through construction.  After working on the project for over a year, it was a rewarding experience to get to meet the Aspen Heights staff of the property and watch such happy students days after moving into their brand new college home.
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