Architecture of Production Homes

Rancho La Quinta

Rancho La Quinta 

In 1993-1994, prior to starting the firm, Kathryn Shaffer was Project Architect and Designer in the San Francisco office of Robert Lamb Hart, Architect & Planners in San Francisco and New York. 

Their planned developments in the Coachella Valley around a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course near La Quinta, California needed Spanish Colonial style homes and Hart's firm, known for his Bauhaus style work done with JCW of San Francisco, hired Shaffer to create homes of this historic style based on her thesis work with architectural history. The homes consisted of a variety of sizes of single family "Haciendas" and multiple family "Casitas." Minor variations were made in the details and floor plans were rotated and reversed to create a interesting street-scape. Grady Sparks Construction.

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