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PETER QUARFORDT BOHLIN, FAIA (1937-)

Bohlin was born in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1958 and his Master of Architecture degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He won the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. In 1965 he founded Bohlin Powell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Through a series of partners and name changes the firm became Bohlin Cywinski Jackson by 1991. Bohlin is best known for the design of Apple stores worldwide plus his largest residential commission, the Bill and Melinda Gates House. The practice won the 1994 AIA Firm Award plus many, many state and national AIA Honor Awards.


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1961 - The Jogwick Weekend House, Northeastern PA. Unbuilt. Commissioned 1960.

1961 - aka Vertical House, Coast of GA. Unbuilt. Likely for the Jogwicks.

1962 - aka Pond Guesthouse, Northeastern PA. Unbuilt.

1963 - aka Field House, Northeastern PA. Unbuilt. Commissioned 1962.

1964 - aka Weekend House, Northeastern PA. Unbuilt.


1966 - The Eric Q. and Ann S. Bohlin House, 600 White Haven Road, Bear Creek Village PA. Commissioned 1965, although there was a 1962 plan that was unbuilt. Sold in 2006.


1969 - The Edward Schechter House, 651 Sutton Road, Shavertown PA. Commissioned 1968.


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1970 - The Stanley S. and Patricia Davies Renovation and Addition, West Dallas PA. Commissioned 1969.


1971 - The Paul Skala House, 4220 McKee Road, Erie PA. Commissioned 1970.


1974 - The F. Otto and Dorothy Haas House, aka Summer/Weekend House, 450 Beaupland Road, Bear Creek Village PA. 4276 sf. Commissioned 1972. Project architect, Donald Maxwell. Featured in GA Houses 9. Sold in 2018 to Wyatt Perko.


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1975 - The Dorrance Belin House I, aka Waverly House, 1103 North Abington Road, Dalton PA. Commissioned 1973. Bohlin did an addition in 1997. For sale in 2020.


1975 - The Eric Q. and Ann S. Bohlin Weekend House, aka Forest House, aka Bohlin Summer House, 256 Dibble Hill Road, West Cornwall CT. Designed by Bohlin for his parents. There was an earlier 1965 plan, unbuilt. Built by Olsen Brothers. Engineers, Wist-Frost. 1880sf. Commissioned 1973. Featured in GA Houses 9. Deeded to Bohlin's sister. Sold in 2012; they added a garage. Sold in 2019 to Elizabeth Paley and Brian Martin who engaged Bohlin for a remodel. Photos by Thomas Arch and Enrico Ferorelli.


1978 - The Thomas (Tucker) Graham Jr. House, Dallas PA. Commissioned 1977.


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Around 1979 - The MacHarg Residence, Northwestern PA. Project architect, James Brown. Featured in GA Houses 9. Unbuilt.


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Around 1979 - The Albert and Barbara Albert Residence, Waverly PA. Featured in GA Houses 9. Unbuilt.


1980 - The Norman Gaffney House, aka Dallas House, 1028 Lieds Road, Coatesville PA. Commissioned 1977. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1981. Won a national AIA Honor Award. Featured in GA Houses 9. Sold in 2012.


1983 - The I. Charles Feldman House, aka Jackson Township House, 1312 Sutton Road, Shavertown PA. Commissioned 1979. Built by Hunlock Creek. Featured in GA Houses 9, 10, and 22.


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1986 - The Alan and Day Weitzman House, 1706 Severn Forest Drive, Annapolis MD. On the Severn River. Commissioned 1982. Featured in: GA Houses 22; House Beautiful, July 1988; Architecture+Urbanism.


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1987 - The Bruce Barth and Joanna Douglas House I, 1055 Beaupland Road, Bear Creek Village PA. Commissioned 1984. Featured in GA Houses 26.


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1992 - The Edward and Muriel Klein House, aka House in the Adirondacks, 26 Ledge View Lane, Bolton NY. Commissioned 1987. Project architects, Royce Earnest and Robert McLaughlin. 4000sf. Structural engineering, Ryan-Biggs. Built by Andreasson and Nicholson; mechanical engineering, Strenkowski. Featured in: GA Houses 31; Progressive Architecture, April 1992; Architecture+Urbanism, 1993.


 

 

2005 - The Bill Gates House, aka Pacific Rim Estate, aka Residential Compound, 7400 Northeast 18th Street, Medina WA. Designed with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects. Commissioned 1990. Land purchased in 1988, and it took 7 years to design and build the 66,000 sf house.  Seven bedrooms, 24 baths, and 6 kitchens.  Includes a one bedroom, one bath, 1900 sf guest house designed by James Cutler built before the main house.


1993 - The F. Otto and Dorothy Haas Residence Pool Pavilion, Montgomery County PA. Commissioned 1992. Connected to a Victorian house.


1995 - The Robert Kern and Debbie Bichler House, aka Buttonwood Farms House, Whites Ferry Road, Lake Winola PA. 4300sf. Commissioned 1992. Featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/17/1998. Photos by Matt Wargo.


1996 - The Edwin Peskowitz House, aka Weekend House, aka Ledge House, 13170B Catotcin Hollow Road, Thurmont MD. 4250sf. Commissioned 1992. Featured in 100 of the World's Best Houses, Volume 1. Photos by Kent Backusl; built by Curry's Custom Homes; landscape design, Allan Garnaas; structural, E. D. Pons. The firm published a whole book on just this one house.


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1995 - The McIlvane House, Bellingham WA.


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1998 - The Governor William Warren Scranton House, aka Tablinum, Northeastern PA.


2000 - aka Georgian Bay Retreat, Cedar Ridge, Ontario, Canada. Built by Odd Jobbers Construction. Commissioned 1998.


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2000 - aka Potomac River Guest House, Northern VA. Unbuilt.


2000 - The Jay and Sharon Linard Residence, aka House in the Blue Mountains PA, aka Blue Mountain House, 175 River Road, New Ringgold PA. 160 acres. Commissioned 1997. 3500 sf. Built by Curtis J. Bailey. Interior design by Stephen Shadley. Featured in Architectural Digest.


2001 - The Condon House, aka Old Mission Cottage, Grand Traverse Bay MI. Commissioned 1990. 2400sf. Built by Golden Rule. Interiors by Norris Woodcraft.


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2001 - The Peter and Sally Bohlin Renovation and Addition, aka Waverly Residence, 129 Carbondale Road, Dalton PA. Commissioned 1997.


2001 - aka Blue Ridge Retreat and Guest House, Vesuvius VA. Commissioned 2000. Was to be part of a larger Modernist development. Unbuilt.


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2001 - The Acebes House, aka Sisson Project, aka Goosewing Farm Headhouse and Barn, Little Compton RI. Commissioned 1997. Project architects Theresa Ward Thomas, Scott Gillam, Julia Chaffee, Collyn Hinchey. Landscape design, Michael Vergason. Electrical engineer, Martin Rogers. 2008 Headhouse: built by Charles E. Mallard; structural engineer, Ryan Biggs. Won the 2011 AIA Northeastern Small Project Award; 2011 AIA Housing Award; 2009 AIA Rhode Island Honor Award. 2013 Barn: built by Rosewood Construction; structural engineer, Robert Silman. Won the 2014 AIA New England Merit Award; 2014 AIA Pennsylvania Merit Award; 2013 AIA Northeastern PA Award of Excellence. Photos by Nic Lehoux.


2002 - aka Point House, Polson MT. On Flathead Lake. Commissioned 1999. 20 acres. Won a 2004 Residential Architect Honor Award; 2002 AIA Seattle Award. General Contractor: Martel Construction; photos, Nic Lehoux; Landscape Architect: Swift & Company.


2002 - The Bruce Barth and Joanna Douglas House II, aka Desert Mountain Residence, 10863 East Purple Aster Way, Scottsdale AZ.


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2002 - aka Diamond Head Residence, Oahu HI. Commissioned 2001. Unbuilt.


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2002 - The George W. Gosline House, 2415 East Highland Drive, Seattle WA. 2100sf. Commissioned 1996. Built by Eric Thorsen. Won an 2003 AIA Seattle Chapter Award of Merit. Sold in 2014 to Thomas Park. Photos by Fred Housel and Benjamin Benschneider.


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2003 - aka Mountain Retreat, Park City UT. Commissioned 2002. Unbuilt.


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2004 - aka Aviary Loft Cottage at Twin Farms, 452 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard VT. 950 sf. Interior by Thad Hayes. Available for rent.


2004 - The Joseph and Judith Willner House, aka Shelving Rock Residence, 903 Shelving Rock Road, Fort Ann NY. On Lake George. Commissioned 2001. Featured in 100 of the World's Best Houses, Volume 3. Photos by Nic Lehoux.


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2004 - The Sheldon Gatehouse, Cle Elum WA. Commissioned 2002. Project architect, Amy Williams. Built by Cambridge Custom of Redmond; structural engineers, PCS; landscape design, Alworth Nussbaum; photos by Nic Lehoux.


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2004 - The Dennis and Vicki Farrar Residence, 25 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City UT. 13000sf. 12.8 acres. Commissioned 2002. Project architect Gregory Mattola. Photos, Nic Lehoux. Has a cantilivered pool over stream. Featured in the book Farrar: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Sold in 2010 to Robert and Deborah Schiller.


2005 - aka House at the Shawangunks, Gardiner NY / New Paltz NY. Near the Hudson River. 2100sf. Commissioned 2002. Won a 2007 AIA Housing Award. Photos by Nic Lehoux.


2007 - The Lee and Judy Salter House, 2980 North Bonnyview Road, Redding CA. On the Sacramento River. Commissioned 2002. On public tour in 2008.


2007 - aka Ridge House, aka Bonnyville No 87, Orangeville, Ontario, Canada. Commissioned 2003. Photo by Nic Lehoux.


2006 - The Donald Ewing and Barbara Swift Duplex, aka Envelope House, Seattle WA. Commissioned 2003. 4400sf. Built by Donald Ewing, landscape deign by Barbara Swift. Featured in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/27/2007.


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2006 - The Matthew and April Cameron Renovation, aka Woodway Residence Renovation, 10910 Algonquin Road, Woodway WA. 5500sf. 3.5 acres. Commissioned 2004. Project architects, Robert Miller, Steve Mongillo, Amy Williams. Built by Bellan Construction. Landscape architect: Allworth Nussbaum. Engineer, PCS Structural. Won the 2006 AIA Seattle Honor Award.


2007 - The Alexandre Balkanski House, aka Creekside House, 270 Whiskey Hill Road, Woodside CA. 13500sf. Commissioned 2002. Includes several outbuildings, including a caretaker’s office, caretaker’s cottage, and guesthouse. Project architects Gregory Mattola, Ben McDonald, Christopher Moore, Brian Padgett, Michael Waltner. Structural engineer, Umerani; acoustic, Charles M. Salter; photos by Nic Lehoux; landscape design, Patrick Brennan; mechanical, C&B Engineers, civil engineers, Lea and Braze Engineering; built by Van Acker Construction and Louis Ptak Construction. Won the 2009 Honor Award from AIA Pennsylvania; 2009 Merit Award AIA San Francisco. There was a book by Lulu Fang called Creekside Home Tour.


2008 - aka Lily Lake Residence, Dalton or Wapwallopen PA. 5960 sf. 88 acres. Commissioned 2004. Built by Warren Breig III. Landscape design, Michael Vergason. Photos by Nic Lehoux.


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Around 2008 - aka House on Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe NV. Project architect Gregory Mattola.


2009 - aka Port Townsend Residence, aka Discovery Bay, Port Townsend WA. Commissioned 2005. 3600sf. Project architects, Bohlin, David Guthrie, Robert Miller, Steve Mongillo, Amy Williams. Built by Crocker Construction. Landscape design, Allworth Design. Structural engineer, PCS Structural Solutions. Won the 2011 AIA Northwest and Pacific Honor Award; 2010 AIA Pennsylvania Citation of Merit Award; 2010 AIA Custom Housing Award.


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2009 - The Wendell and Kim Weeks House, aka Combs Point Residence, Combs Road, Ovid NY. 8365sf. Located on Seneca Lake. Commissioned 2005. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Landscape design by Michael Vergason. Built by Pennwood Development, LLC.


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2009 - The Paul Loyd Guest House, aka Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House, aka Santa Lucia Residence, Santa Lucia Preserve, 5 Vista Cielo, Carmel-by-the-Sea CA. 1570sf. Commissioned 2006. Project architects Gregory Mattola, Joshua Keller, George Bradley, Brian Padgett, Nicholas Ruiz, Michael Waltner. Built by Stocker and Allaire; landscape design, Bernard Trainor; structural engineer, Jon Brody; mechanical, LMR Consulting; planning, Maureen Wruck. Won a 2014 AIA California Council Merit Award; 2013 AIA Custom Housing Award. For sale along with the main house at 6 Vista Cielo, not designed by Bohlin, in 2020.


2009 - The Schick Residence, aka Yama Ridge Residence, Bainbridge Island WA. Project architect, Robert Bohlin; landscape design, Allworth Nussbaum; structural Engineer, PCS Structural Solutions; built by Hobbs Home Building.


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2011 - The Reza Abbaszadeh House, aka Sacramento House, 680 Laurel Drive, Sacramento CA. 12800sf. Structural engineers, Umerani. Sold in 2019 to the Mark and Marjorie Freeman Family Trust.


2011 - The Mark Podlaseck and Stephen Bryant House, aka Edge House, 148 Brick School Road, Warren CT. Commissioned 2005. 73 acres. 2350sf. Project architect, Nicholas Snyder. Structural, ED Pons & Associates. Built by Noto Brothers. Photos by Matt Wargo. Structural engineer, E. D. Pons. Won the 2011 AIA Northeastern PA Design Excellence Award; two 2011 awards from AIA Connecticut.


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2011 - aka Kicking Horse Residence, 1606 Thompson Crescent, Golden, British Columbia, Canada. 3500 sf. Commissioned 2005. Built by HR Pacific. Project architects, Raymond Calabro, Kyle Phillips. Structural engineer, Cascade Engineering Group. Mechanical engineer, ReEvolution Engineering. Won the 2014 AIA Custom Houses Award; 2013 AIA Seattle Award of Merit; 2012 AIA Northwest and Pacific Merit Award.


2012 - The James Verheyden Guest House, aka Skyline Residence, 18400 Bull Springs Road, Bend OR. Commissioned 2009. 480 acres. 2800sf. Project architects Bohlin, Robert Miller, Terrence Wagner, Adam Pazan. Structural engineer, PCS Structural Solutions. Built by CS Construction. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Won the 2013 AIA Pennsylvania Design Award.


2012 - The Adam and JJ Kasper House, aka Henry Island House, 0 Big Henry Island, San Juan Islands WA. 3000sf, Commissioned 2005. 3000sf. Built by Ravenhill Construction. Structural engineer, PCS Structural Solutions. Project architects: Robert Miller, Kyle Phillips. Accessible only by water. For sale in 2015.


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2013 - aka Whistler Residence, approximately 5466 Stonebridge Drive, Whistler BC, Canada. 7 acres. Above Alta Lake. 12000sf. Commissioned 2008. Project architects, Bohlin, Robert Miller, David Miller, David Guthrie, Adrienne James, Niklas Koenig, Emma Nowinski, and Terrence Wagner. Built by Durfeld Constructors. Landscape design, Allworth Design; steel, Wide Open Welding; structural engineer, Fast+Epp; lighting, Brian Hood; pool, Alka Pool. Photos by Ema Peter.


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2013 - aka Council Crest Remodel, Portland OR. Karl Kurz, inventor of the Viewmaster, was the original owner. 6750sf. Commissioned 2010. Photos by BCJ and Nic Lehoux. Built by Don Tankersly.


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2014 - The Taiji and Naoko Terasaki House, aka Island Residence, aka Wailupe Residence, 918 Wailupe Place, Honolulu HI. 4500sf. Commissioned 2010. Designed with Nate Smith Studios. Project architects, Bohlin, Robert Miller, Christine Kittleson, Niklas Koenig, Glenn Timmons. Built by Armstrong Builders; landscape design, Helber Hastert Fee; structural engineer, PCS Structural Solutions; electrical, WSP Lincolne Scott; geotechnical, Pangeo. Won a 2016 AIA Housing Award. Photos by Nic Lehoux.


2014 - The Ellen and Gary Davis House, aka Independence Pass LLC House, aka Independence Pass Residence, 74 Northstar Drive, Aspen CO. Commissioned 2009. 12550sf. Built on the site of a Marcel Breuer house. Project architects Raymond Calabro, Patreese Martin, Nguyen Ha. Built by Homes by Shaw; landscape design, Bluegreen; structural engineer, PCS Structural Solutions; electrical, Gordon Prill Drapes; interior design, Shelton Mindel.


2014 - The Geoffrey Peckham and Patricia Melzer House, aka Tusen Takk, 5565 Leland Woods Drive, Leland MI. 6720sf. Tusen Takk means "a thousand thanks" in Norwegian. Commissioned 2011. Project architects Jeffrey Jones, Collyn Hinchey, Theresa Ward Thomas. Built by Easling Construction; landscape design, Helber Hastert Fee; structural engineers, Blackwell, Avanti Engineering. Photos by Matthew Millman. Won a 2016 AIA Housing Award.


2015 - The Nicolas (Nic) Lehoux House, aka Lightbox, 632 Claire Lane, Point Roberts WA. 1560sf. Commissioned 2005. 1650sf. Project architects Robert Miller, Jeremy Evard, Patricia Flores. Built by HB Hansen Construction; structural engineer, PCS Structural Solutions. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Was a 2015 Architectural Record House.


Around 2015 - The Wayne Maruyama House, aka Elbow River Residence, 2515 Erlton Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 3690 sf. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Built by Brookwright Developments. Structural engineer, DCI+BCE Engineers.


2015 - The LZ LLC House, aka Hamptons Residence, aka Crestview, 75 Crestview Lane, Sagaponack NY. 8000sf. Interiors, Anthony Ingrao; Landscape design, Edmund Hollander; Mechanical, Altieri. Sold to South Fork Land Foundation, Clifford Foster.


2016 - The Joe McGrath and Sharon Leece House, aka Bear Stand, aka Lakeside Retreat, Enterprise Drive, Contau Lake, Gooderham, Ontario, Canada. 3425 sf. 100 acres. Photos by Nic Lehoux. Available for rent.


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2016 - The Fallingwater Cabins, aka High Meadow, Mill Run PA. Structural Engineer, K2 Engineering. Staff and residency housing for Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.


2016 - The Mahnaz Fashandi and Jawed Umerani Residence, aka Los Altos Residence, aka Stone Court Residence, aka House for a Structural Engineer, Los Altos CA. Commissioned around 2008. 4630sf. Structural engineer, Jawed Umerani. Civil engineer, Kier and Wright; mechanical, Taylor Engineers; built by Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders; landscape design, Andrea Cochran. Photos by Nic Lehoux.


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Around 2016 - aka Tessabik House, The Archipelago, Ontario. Featured in GA Houses 146.


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2018 - The James and Caitlin Freeman Renovation, aka Alamo Square Renovation, aka Pierce Street Residence, 811 Pierce Street, San Francisco CA. Project architect Gregory Mattola. For sale in 2019.


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2018 - aka North Gros Ventre House, aka Slithering House, Jackson Hole WY. 10500sf. Project architect Gregory Mattola. Interior design, Rush Jenkins. Photos by Nic Lehoux and Edward Riddell. Built by Cox Construction.


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Around 2018 - aka Stellar Residences, aka Mountainside at Northstar, Martis Camp CA. Six houses near Lake Tahoe.


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Around 2018 - aka Island Outpost, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. Unbuilt.


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Around 2018 - aka Jenga Penthouse Interior, 56 Leonard Street 57th Floor, New York NY. Herzog & de Meuron designed the building. For rent in 2020.


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2019 - The Massy Medhipour House, aka Martis Camp Residence, Truckee CA. Part of Martis Camp Designed with the Wiseman Group. She also owns a Neutra in Pebble Beach CA and a Gehry in Atherton CA. Project architect Gregory Mattola; photos by Matthew Millman; structural engineer, Gabbart and Woods; built by Loverde Builders.


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2018 - The Hilliard/Bruce House, aka San Marino, 21 East San Marino Drive, Miami Beach FL. Features an elevated lap pool. Mechanical, Altieri. For rent in 2020.


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Year unknown - Harraby House, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. Unbuilt.

Year unknown - aka Montauk House, Montauk NY. Unbuilt.


Sources include: Wikimapia; Woodsidetown.org; Listening: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Houses 2009-2015; The Architecture of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: The Nature of Circumstance; Farrar: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Arcadian Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 12 houses.