A look into our world of design build general contracting.

Yachts & Buildings

At Transom, we apply four key techniques that Eric learned while designing yachts to the design and construction of all of our projects –techniques that have become signature in our portfolio. 

  • Fluid spaces - the floor plan of a yacht is an interesting one, with spaces that seamlessly change levels to accomodate another space above or below. Views are framed by the architecture and rooms are less defined as they flow easily from inside to outside.
  • Quality, durable materials - while the materials (teak, stainless steel) on a yacht may seem extravagant at first, there are chosen for their ability to last and take a beating from UV, weather, and use and are often sourced and installed by local craftsman. Kind of how buildings used to be built, eh?  
  • Integrated systems - on a yacht, there isn’t a lot of room for extras unless you ordered a mega-one ala Tiger Woods. There is a purpose and reason for everything and systems (HVAC, circulation, power, etc) have to be integrated in a sort of 3d puzzle. 
  • Light quality - ever notice how the light on a yacht is just as magical on deck as well as below? Lightboxes and coves allow natural light and indirect light to wash interior spaces in unique ways. 

Our inspiration has always been Wally Yachts, pictured above. 


A good way to begin is at the beginning so I thought I’d explain the name. 
Transom.
It is one of the few terms that refer to both a part of a boat and a building. This was intentional. 
Transom is run by myself, an architectural designer and my husband, Eric, a former yacht designer. Together, we build yacht-like spaces on land. Spaces that can be described as fluid, tactile, and smart. 
We approach remodels and new builds just a little differently because of this. Our design is sketch driven and we look to maximize the space. For that reason we love small-spaces.
Until next time. -Melissa 

A good way to begin is at the beginning so I thought I’d explain the name. 

Transom.

It is one of the few terms that refer to both a part of a boat and a building. This was intentional. 

Transom is run by myself, an architectural designer and my husband, Eric, a former yacht designer. Together, we build yacht-like spaces on land. Spaces that can be described as fluid, tactile, and smart. 

We approach remodels and new builds just a little differently because of this. Our design is sketch driven and we look to maximize the space. For that reason we love small-spaces.

Until next time. -Melissa