Navasota, Fall 2010The project for our own East Cesar Chavez office allowed us to flex our inside and outside muscles at the same time. Both spaces needed to be organized, flexible and easily maintained—who wants to spend time mowing their own grass? So we put artificial turf down in the courtyard. Then we installed a glass sliding wall on the side of the existing 1930’s building so that the courtyard would function as part of the office. Tall trellises were built to grow a sense of privacy. The rest of the space was kept classically simple so that different moods could be created on a decorating whim.