J & J Phillips (2017-2019)
J & J Phillips is an infill project in downtown Marfa. Located in the same block as the Hotel Saint George (2015) and overlooking Saint George Hall (2016), the 4,600-square foot building is a narrow, linear structure sub-divided into three distinct zones: 1: a three-story unit, facing El Paso Street, houses a ground floor multi-purpose space and living accommodations above, 2: an intermediate courtyard, and 3: a two-story unit, at the back of the property, contains a single car garage and an area for guests above. Built of concrete masonry units faced with painted common bricks, J & J Phillips is a study in urban economy while balancing private and public circumstances at this active section of Marfa. Urban in its street configuration, J & J Phillips is also a highly private interior world, opened to vantage views of the town and to the incomparable skies of Southwest Texas.