MEET THE DREAM TEAM
We believe in doing good work for good people.
ARCHITECT/PRINCIPAL + VISIONARY
DESIGNER + MORAL COMPASS
Shannon has been intuitively designing her whole life, spending her free time exploring the created world around her rearranging furniture and playing with colors and materials since childhood. The skills she has obtained and learned over the years are not separate from her private life, she's been gardening, homemaking and part of the design/build arena for over 20 years.
Shannon earned a certification in permaculture in 2015 and it has changed how she sees the world: not just merely a backdrop to live our lives disconnected from it, but the very setting that interacts with us, supports us and gives to us. Upon completion, she knew that this was the way she wanted to approach design.
She recently completed her degree in interior design and is busy at work building a business with Michael. Her experience of design, a love for the home and a passion for permaculture has shaped her design personality. She leans toward thoughtful, practical solutions and enjoys creating things inspired by nature. In fact, one of her natural born talents is transforming sticks and twigs into amazing focal points, so don't be surprised if she shows up at a meeting with twigs and leaves in her hair.
RELATIONSHIP MANAGER + POSITIVE THINKER
Barley's main position in the office is to help us keep an upbeat attitude and an attaboy spirit. He provides a happy distraction from the daily routine and keeps us outdoors trail running, hiking, and chasing things.
WHAT WE DO
Riseroot is a full-service architecture and design firm with a primary focus on smaller residential foot prints that are sensible from the intimate interior spaces to growing food outside your door. We also take on commercial and retail spaces from time to time.
Riseroot is an honest effort toward a lifestyle that prioritizes quality over quantity. We are a family and business who is choosing to question our consumer lifestyle though sometimes difficult because there are so many cool and shiny things out there. Together, we bring over twenty years of design and construction, crafting, artwork, and gardening experience to our work. And while we have covered a lot of ground, we have so much to learn and really feel like we are just getting started!
We are passionate about good food, where it comes from and how to cook it. We are in the process of developing our permaculture garden by unintentionally using the sheer, total, and utter neglect method (look it up, it’s a real thing). We are also renovating a hundred-year-old farmhouse and love sharing meals with others. We consider our home and land to be an experiment for our passions and vision. We embrace local, craft, and all the hands making that possible.
RISEROOT USES OUR PASSION FOR DESIGN TO CULTIVATE THE WELL-BEING OF OTHERS THROUGH THE QUALITY OF SHELTER, FOOD, COMMUNITY, AND FRIENDSHIP.
GOING BACKWARD TO GO FORWARD
Riseroot advocates responsible architecture and a lifestyle that supports and reflects that. In a lot of ways, we find ourselves going backwards to go forwards; re-learning the lessons we have forgotten and re-imagining them into our current context. We appreciate where we are and believe in smaller footprints. We desire to make long-term, efficient, and adaptable spaces for life and living, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors, and architecture that embraces the passing moments of the day, the months, and the seasons.