Glen Lake Tower / Balance Associates, Architects

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Architects: Balance Associates, Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Tom Lenchek, AIA
Project Architect: Margo Peterson-Aspholm, Kyle Zerbey
Area: 1,400 sq ft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Steve Keating

Capitol Hill Residence / Balance Associates Architects

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Architects: Balance Associates Architects
Location: , WA,
Design Team: Balance Associates, Tom Lenchek AIA, Lauren Tindall Crocco, Kelby Riegsecker
Landscape Architect: Allworth Design
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

River Bank House / Balance Associates Architects

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Architects: Balance Associates Architects
Location: , Montana,
Design Team: Tom Lenchek AIA, Principal, Lauren Tindall Crocco AIA, Jeff Babienko, AIA
Project Year: 2009
Site Area: 7.3 Acres
House Area: 3,400 square feet
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

   

Pine Forest Cabin / Balance Associates Architects

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In order to meet the client’s budget goals, an efficient plan and cost effective selection of building materials reduced construction costs and led to the simple box design. The use of sheet materials both inside and out maximized material efficiency while emphasizing the simplicity of the cabin’s form.

Architect: Balance Associates Architects
Location: Winthrop, ,
Project Team: Tom Lenchek AIA, Principal; Lauren Tindall Crocco AIA, Project Architect
Structural Engineer: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
General Contractor: The Patterson Company
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 850 sqf
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

Cortes Island Residence / Balance Associates Architects

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The clients of this home were looking for a house that would eventually become their fulltime residence but could also serve as a getaway, vacation and gathering place in the interim.

Architects: Balance Associates Architects
Project Location: , British Columbia,
Project Team: Tom Lenchek AIA, Principal; Kyle Zerby AIA, Project Architect
Structural Engineers: Quantum Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Jean Fontaine
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,850 sqf
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

Wintergreen Cabin / Balance Associates Architects

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Wintergreen Cabin is a 1,600 sqf cabin built into a steep hillside overlooking a stream with a view to the mountains in the distance. The cabin is anchored into the hill with a concrete base that contains the garage and other utility spaces. The upper floor houses all of the living areas. The south side of the cabin is a single space containing the living/dining/kitchen with large window walls on 3 sides. Decks cantilever off of the concrete base on three sides and allow views into the stream below.  Facing east, the master suite opens out to the stream ravine with glass sliding pocket doors.

Architects: Balance Associates Architects
Location: , Washington,
Project Team: Tom Lencheck AIA, Principal; Timothy Posey, Project Architect
Project Area: 1,613 sqf
Project Year: 2005
Structural Engineers: Fred Cooley, F L Cooley & Associates
General Contractor: Bjornsen Construction
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography

Wolf Creek View Cabin / Balance Associates Architects

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Wolf Creek View Cabin sits in a lightly treed meadow, surrounded by foothills and mountains in Eastern . The home is designed as two interlocking “L’s”. A covered patio is located at the intersection of one “L,” offering a protected place to sit while enjoying sweeping views of the valley. A lighter screening “L” creates a courtyard that provides shelter from seasonal winds and an intimate space with privacy from neighboring houses.

Architect: Balance Associates Architects
Location: Eastern Washington,
Project Team: Tom Lencheck AIA, Principal; Kyle Zerbey AIA, Project Architect; Timothy Posey AIA, Project Architect
Structural Engineer: Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers
General Contractor: Bjornsen Construction
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 1810 sqf (house), 528 sqf (garage)
Photographs: Steve Keating Photography