This basic study model was a useful tool for defining building proportions and it helped us resolve challenging construction details. In addition, it offers our client a quick visualization of spatial context.

AIA California Desert Chapter board meeting at our studio. Thanks to William Kopelk and Mark Davis for stopping by to discuss our Chapter’s involvement in Modernism Week 2018.
#boardmeeting #executivecommittee #modernismweek #aia #americaninstituteofarchtiects

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Interesting shadow block and overhang details from a project interview at Seven Lakes Country Club (Richard Harrison, 1966).
#shadowblock #roofoverhang #flatroof #midcentury #architecture #sevenlakescountryclub #palmsprings

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tharp studios is now on

Tharp Studios is a full-service, collaborative firm specializing in custom residential, commercial tenant improvements and furniture design. WHO Principal Ryan Tharp earned his degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture,...

Condo remodel room screen sketch.

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Thank you Mitsubishi Electric and Better Built Inc. for inviting us to your reception last night.

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AIA California Desert Chapter is with HelioPower and 4 others at Modernism Week.

AIACDC Associate Director Ryan Tharp with Mitsubushi's Ken Sammons, Shawn Blair from Blair Heating & Air and Us Air Conditioning's Eric Paulson.

Attending a Modernism Week lecture about architect William F. Cody's life and contribution to modern architecture.

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Excited to announce the launch of our new website!

Tharp Studios is a full-service, collaborative firm specializing in custom residential, commercial tenant improvements and furniture design.

Thank you Joan Sugino from Pirch Rancho Mirage for being our guest at this event.

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AIA California Desert Chapter is at Dead or Alive Bar.

Special thanks to Dead or Alive Bar for providing the venue for AIACDC's Annual Meeting.

tharp studios added 5 new photos to the album: Community Theatre Renovation.

Proposed design for a Community Theatre renovation. Our challenge was to boost the organization’s visibility and accessibility by creating a stronger connection between the building and surrounding business district. Renderings by e8studios.

Step-by-step video on Airstream assembly. The ability to see the behind-the-scenes teamwork and precision required to make each trailer increases its value. The collaboration between designers, assembly line workers and everyone in between is just as important as the final product. #process

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Critiqued second year architecture midterm projects at College of the Desert last night. Teams of students were asked to design a group home for people affected with Alzheimer's disease. Congrats to the students for their research efforts, informative drawings and enthusiasm during the presentations.

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