rough (r f)
adj. rough·er, rough·est
……. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed…..
Please keep this in mind as you troll through the site …… See also “About this site”
Bio - Click Here - Architect - Designer
Portfolio - Click Here - For your's truly - Russell Higgins
Green Building Design and Construction Click Here
Fair Use Policy for materials on site C Here
The Architects Eternal Quest - the next job - the next project
Check out what I can help you with:
- Sustainable buildings? Sustainable Environment? -- In the Green Building section.
- Buying / Fixing up an Old / Country House? -- In the Catskill House section.
- Bootstrapping your way to your first home? -- In the First Rough Designs section.
- Flood proofing your home -- In the First Rough Designs section.
- Interested but you'd prefer the confidence inspired by a large firm.
I have / am teamed up with (as in worked with lately) several firms
all of whom can provide that level of confidence.
In Search of Information and Advice For:
- Saving Energy - Cutting Your Energy Bills - Shrinking Your Carbon Footprint
- Super Insulation - Foundation Insulation - Deep Energy Retrofits - Photovoltaics - Ground Source Heat Pumps
What is most economical, has the highest return on investment, how much insulation is enough and if you are cash strapped, how to do it yourself ( DIY - What America IS About! )
It's all in the Green Building section.
About this Site:
Instead of photos -- of finished buildings...
With little about the process of creating the building....
You'll find -- words giving form to the process that will turn.....
Your thoughts, your words, into the program and building you want.
Click Here for more about the site.
Design: Starts with Imaginering
(From the visionary Walt Disney)
Imagineering a clients business, life, needs and their intersections and interfaces with the world.
Following through until the last detail is done, last nail is in, and last blade of grass sprouts.
Life: A tale of two cities: New York City -- Rural Catskill Mountains
Bearing witness to their stolid intransigence, radical changes, parallels and juxtapositions.
Being informed to the core by this evolution and devolution.
News: I have taken advantage of our economic doldrums for a refresher in what was my first passion, energy conservation and alternative energy and is now Green Building and Sustainability with Cooper Unions' Green Building Design Certificate.
Perk up your day with a WIN - WIN - WIN
For your kind assistance I am offering the following :
A very nice finders fee for a dream job / project, Click Here for more.
A charity donation for feedback on my website / resume, Click Here for more.
My Summer in the Catskills blurb, Winter in the Catskills coming soon.
In short, there's a rustic campsite you can get to by bus (Trailways to Hunter / Tannersville via Woodstock / Phonecia) just ask the driver to drop you off, and ask where is a good place to flag him down on for your return trip. It the Devils Tombstone Campsite. Very scenic, lots of trails, quiet, and quite cool in the summer heat.
If you aren't into camping, there's a day or two or three of family fun in the area and a great Inn in Hunter, the Fairlawn Inn (full AC for the odd warm night, and after breakfast you don't need to eat all day). Down the street is a multi - plex, where you might have your own private theater for the artier showings, a pizzaria, eat in / out cafe / deli. In the area is the longest zip line in North Amercia and a running ski lift all year for the more sedentary mountain climbers, a huge mini - golf for the kids attached to a driving range for pops. Horses all over the place. A bit of regional theater around, even a great spa.