Architect Marc McCollom defines himself as “quiet modern” because he aims to nurture, not overpower, the lives of those within. The house we found on is a materialization of his reflections. He says: “I still draw by hand. I believe that the act of drawing lets the brain work naturally, easily moving back and forth between loose and precise, experiential and technical. Drawing’s pace and physicality also help keep me rooted in the bodily realm of Architecture. I also still build models with basswood, chipboard, and museum board. Making models and drawings forces one to really know his project. I believe it is the architect’s role to resolve all the conflicting parameters and desires of a project into a clear and concise design. The architect not only has to know all the technical aspects of the construction, but more importantly has to have the artistic sensitivity to use that knowledge to bring delight and humanity to the project.”