Outdoor Spaces

Shelter with Style

Outdoor spaces are unconstrained by walls and utilities, and so are free to fulfill their sole purpose—creating shelter in the great outdoors—in whatever way works best. We build structures that enhance the landscape they’re in, and best serve the purpose of the building in a creative, tasteful way.

"In addition to being the centerpiece of our garden, the pergola is a perfect place to end a summer day as we sit with friends ... or to sit alone at dawn, listening to the birds and watching the mist rising from the Swift River Valley. It is one of those timeless structures that looks like it belongs exactly where it is." — Gus Block

Featured Projects

Flying Cloud Reciprocating Pavilion

reciprocal timber frame outdoor structure

Charlotte White Oak Greenhouse

Sleeping Loft and Outdoor Kitchen

A round cob oven is ready for baking

Bread Oven Shelter

A group of volunteers gather in front of the bread oven and shelter they just built

Massachusetts Garden Gazebo

Two people sit under a timber frame gazebo in a garden in Massachusetts

Small Shelters, Porches and Entries

Greenhouses, woodsheds and shelters for bread ovens are functional spaces that serve a distinct, protective purpose. A simple, traditional design gets the job done and keeps costs low. Porches and entries, on the other hand, are a great place to add some flair and style to an otherwise rectangular building.

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Arbors and Pergolas

Arbors and pergolas are outdoor structures that are used to frame events or pathways. An ivy covered arbor may invite us to pass through. A pergola may form an inviting pool of shade on hot summer days. Structures like these make beautiful backdrops for backyard weddings and events.

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Pavilions and Gazebos

Timber framed pavilions and gazebos offer an opportunity to push the boundaries of traditional timber framing. They provide shelter in a way that celebrates timber’s inherent strength and beauty. Pavilions create ideal spaces for gathering outdoors. They create a space that is both sheltered from the elements and also attuned to the natural rhythms of the outside world.

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Signs, Gates and Garden Accents

Signs, gates and garden accents are all structures that can be features in a designed landscape. They’re subtle additions to nature that invite humans to engage with the outdoors. They provide respite on trails, point towards a path into the woods, provide a point of focus in a garden, or a sense of completion to a landscaped home.

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