I have done some work for Hughes Construction before shooting architectural interiors, and I was excited to be asked again to do work for them, this time creating some documentary images for their website. Hughes Construction is located in Redwood City, and is a full service general contractor focusing on high-end remodels and home construction. After some pictures at the main offices, we hit a job site. One of several current projects is a new home being built in the heart of Redwood City. This place was majestic looking even in its current state of construction. The 10 builders on site were busy eating lunch when I arrived, which gave me a chance to walk around the home. I can't even begin to explain the details and features going into this house, nor would I know how to. But my lack of knowledge in the area of home construction didn't deter my amazement of the high wood panel ceilings, an open floor plan and spacious 3800 sq. ft.
As lunch ended, the job site came to life with the sounds of saws and nail guns. It was fun to witness the teamwork it takes to build a house. This was another experience like the recording studio where I learned a lot and was impressed with all that goes into building a home - things I have never put any thought into. For example, the house is kept at a constant 72 degrees while under construction to assure all the finish wood (cabinets, flooring and moldings) in the house acclimates to an indoor temperature to avoid distortion. Who knew?!
For more information on Hughes Construction, Inc., please visit their website at www.hughesconstruction.net.