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1906 Territorial 
Owl's Club 
County Courthouse 
St Thomas Church 
De Concini Bldg 
Fertitta Residence 
Green Valley Library 
Water Tower 
Kwasman Residence 
Penninsula Hotel 
Private Residence 
Christie's Auction 
Cher Residence 
Wooley Residence 
Bisbee High School 
Micek Residence 
Miller Residence 
Lancashire Res 
Mozart Residence 
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Our Studio
Casa De La Orilla

My Southern Arizona studio lies nestled within a crook of the river in the San Pedro National Riparian Conservation Area. Located within Cochise County this pastoral environment was federally protected as a 60,000 acre preserve in 1986. The property is an inholding within this park and was acquired prior to its formation. Since 1986 this site has been my foray into a long held dream encompassing the Arcadian villa and the stewardship of the land.

Conceived as a laboratory for the decorative and design arts the studio has taken its symbolic cue from the historic precedence of the missions and haciendas of the southwest.

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The San Pedro flows north from Mexico into the US


My studio lies in this curve of the river. It is February and the cottonwoods are about to leaf

 

The studio during the summer monsoon.


The long house viewed from across the pond


My neighbor caught by the river
 


The grounds with cottonwoods in the background


 


 Some of my other neighbors
by the pond


 


Looking towards the river


The entry road


Sunflowers and the Huachuca Mountains


Arabians by the pecans


Miller Peak in the spring


Stonework by the pond


Wisteria on the pergola


 The lap pool


 The Ponderosa!


|Falcones on the lawn


 The parapet evokes a mountain


 Cleaning out the barn

For years I have enjoyed a passionate relationship with historic sports cars and motorcycles. As a visceral performance art they have brought much richness to my life as well as the people I have met through this hobby. The satisfaction of historic preservation or new fabrication apart from architecture and sculpture, has been at times a welcome relief. Special consideration will be given to clients who have an old Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, or Maserati to supply in trade. Barn fresh is fine, ditto for old motorcycles. To view some of the many adventures I have had, please go to Robb's rides.

Building the Studio


 In the beginning (1988)


 Elevation of the library


 Setting the final Rastra block on the library parapet



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Views of the library, dining room and master suite additions prior to plastering

 



Library Interiors 


Dining Room


 Gas fireplace in study


 Office


Caretaker's house in autumn


View of the Riparian from the studio loggia


The library


1988


 Workshop with clay patterns
prior to molding


1988


Fireplace model, and finished

Since 1988 I have lived and worked in this beautiful natural environment. The creation of the studio was as much a passion as the work which took place within it. Because of a new architectural dream and the need to be closer to Concrete Designs, Inc as well as reside in a more accessible city for my clients the decision was made to sell the ranch and acquire a beautiful ridge at the base of the Catalina Mountains in Northeast Tucson. 

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