Ray Kappe introduces Carl Maston. Kappe acknowledges Maston's long career. Kappe also talks about working for Maston as a young architect where he suggests he learned more than in university.
Carl Maston discusses the process of design. He makes the observation that while drawing or drafting skills are important, they should not be confused with good design. He argues that drawing should not be the preliminary method for design, but rather the fundamental concept should be formed in the mind beforehand. He references Buckminster Fuller, Ray Kappe, as well as his own experiences.
Maston shows slides of his residential projects. He discusses some of his ideas behind each construction and talks about the Bay Area wooden post and beam construction influence. Maston focuses on issues concerning materiality, layout, client relationships, and costs.
Maston shows slides and discusses the design for a home for an elderly couple in which he used redwood recycled from an old bridge. Maston continues to focus on issues concerning materiality, layout, client relationships, and costs.