Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Daughters

My youngest daughter had her first communion This Sunday. I have to share this their first performance as a string duet. Candice on the Bass and Caitlin on Violin.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Masonry Deck for a Residence

I have just completed the design for a deck using brick and concrete. The owner wanted the low maintenance and durability of masonry and concrete. The structure of the deck will be structural steel and enclosed with brick. The floor of the deck will be stamped and stained concrete on a metal deck. A gazebo on the deck will have a metal roof.

Build-Up Detroit/Detroit Sustainability Center

Kenneth Crutcher has been invited to co-chair of the Build-Up Detroit/Detroit Sustainability Center Committee for the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum. The Detroit Sustainability Center (DSC) is an element of the Build Up Detroit (BUD) Program developed by Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ). The vision of this program is to establish the groundwork for a green social and economic development paradigm for Detroit that will provide safe and healthy housing, good paying jobs and the restoration of the environment through best practices in the use of land.
Through the development of the DSC, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice has high hopes for raising the profile of sustainable technologies and launching an institution for the city that prepares local citizens for employment in emerging job fields.