Automotive Shop Becomes an Artful Warehouse Home –

When designer Heather Rowell signed up for a printmaking class in graduate school, she never imagined it would lead to one of the most challenging and innovative design projects of her career. Rowell became good friends with Karin Broker, an artist and professor of printmaking at Rice University.

Rowell designed an art studio for Broker on her farm in Magnolia, Texas, then “a few years later Karin called and said she had found this run-down transmission shop she wanted to transform into their residence and studio,” Rowell says. “It was a first for us.”

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