Tragically, during the schematic design phase of this house, Aldo Rossi, who had been selected the owner to design the house, met with an untimely death. We were selected to complete the design and documentation of this significant project. Little could be mined from Rossi’s earlier work in terms of finishes and medium/small scale design ideas. The majority of what was created was a collaboration between us and the owner. In addition to completing the design development and construction documents, our responsibilities included the coordination and design of the entire structural, mechanical and electrical systems, interior finish/design and the selection of all decorative components. After the conclusion of the documents and specifications, we were further engaged to the build the home from start to finish.