A Cathedral for Living

Eugene-based Aligned Architecture builds expansive spaces with a small footprint. By Amy Souza Architect Nir Pearlson’s friend Blake Livingston and her life partner, Michael Hatgis, wanted to move into a smaller, more energy-efficient home. Their two-story house was becoming uncomfortable … Continue reading

2020 People’s Choice Award (Multi-family Residential)

1st place, Multifamily Residential Category Colleague’s Choice Award Featuring: Sponsors Tiny Home Village This annual competition is organized by the American Insitute of Architects Eugene Chapter during the month of September, where local architects and landscape architects present their featured … Continue reading

Aligned With the Times

By Jenn Director Knudsen Photos by Bronson Studios Big things come in little packages. This was true in 1989 for Hershey’s Kisses, and it’s definitely the case for tiny homes. Just ask Nir Pearlson, owner of Eugene-based Aligned Architecture. “We … Continue reading

The Smaller, The Better

Architect Nir Pearlson designs a compact, sustainable home on the edge of an Oregon hamlet. By Kiley Jacques After a number of tries to buy land, this homeowner finally found the right property—and the right architect, Nir Pearlson. The two … Continue reading

2019 People’s Choice Award (Residential)

1st place, Residential Category Featuring: Coastal Tiny Home This annual competition will be organized at the Broadway Commerce Center in downtown Eugene during the month of September, where local architects and landscape architects present their featured projects in various categories, and … Continue reading

Summer Lake / A Small Rural Retreat

By Melissa Dalton Photos by Jeremy Bronson Nestled in a prairie at the edge of the Great Basin, this modest, shed-roofed home effortlessly blends in with its natural setting. Located at the PLAYA Artist Retreat Center at Summer Lake, the … Continue reading

Fine Homebuilding Best Small Home 2013

Best Small Home Featuring: River Road Mini Home FineHomebuilding awards a handful of homes their Houses Awards each year that illustrate exceptional residences that balance cost, efficiency, style. Their “award for the best small home this year goes to Nir … Continue reading