Creating things is a joyous act. I have been creating as long as I can remember. As an intensely introverted child I created my own world. Fantastic race cars and space ships filled notebooks during my grade school years.
Our middle class family focused on the pragmatics of underlying form. We know how things work under the surface. We have tools and we fix things. We built things of need like sheds and fences.
The fact a grade school slacker earned two degrees in architecture from Virginia Tech and became an award-winning architect is shocking to everyone except my wife Kris. Somehow she always knew.
I am a combination of a white-collar architect and a blue-collar mechanic. I am an architect and a maker. I am a maker-tect.
Creating requires engagement with apparent form and underlying form. Exploring the design of how a thing looks (apparent form) simultaneous to exploring the materials and processes it will be made of (underlying form) is my passion. Those who collaborate with me also enjoy exploring what a thing should be and how it should be made. Together we create elegant spaces and objects that express underlying structures and mechanics.
We believe simple and authentic architectural design is best. But simple is not easy. Simple solutions require concentration to find and wisdom to recognize. Expressing a construct authentically requires an understanding of how it will be made and the qualities of the materials used. This is true of large steel building or a small wooden stool.
Kazebee Design is fundamentally a group of people who enjoy designing, thinking, and making good things.