The Lamorinda Weekly recently posted an article on the 2011 Orinda Mayors Awards for Excellence in Architecture. The Howard and Susan Warner Remodeling Project designed by Robin and Cindy received one of the awards, and was the featured design in the story. The story, written by Laurie Snyder captured the spirit of the collaborative design process, the project history and the home.
This December Jarvis Architects received a Mayor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture for one of their recent remodel projects in Orinda. It was a real collaboration between the owners Susan and Howard Warner, the builder Kirk Wall of Orinda, and the Jarvis design team of Cindy Chan and Robin Pennell. Once home to exercise legend Jack LaLane, the house had undergone a number of discordant remodels and additions, none of which followed the original mid-century ranch style. With thoughtful input from all members of the design team, the offending work was removed and the plan simplified, creating spaces that flow together seamlessly and naturally while connecting with the spectacular deck, landscape and views.