In 2009, the 2nd-Year Studio designed and built a courtyard house in Footwash, Alabama, for Rose Lee and her sons BJ and Jason. In 2011, the house was completely destroyed by a fire on the property.
The 2013–2014 3rd-Year Studio built two new homes for Rose Lee and her son Jason sited around the only remnant of their original home, the concrete courtyard. The two houses were chosen from the catalog of existing 20K prototypes to best suit the site and needs of Rose Lee and Jason. The final selections were 20K Eddie’s Home for Rose Lee and 20K MacArthur’s Home for Jason. The homes were positioned parallel to one another on the north and south sides of the courtyard. The students modified the homes slightly, adding an additional bedroom to Eddie’s Home and testing a variety of construction details on both models, including new flashing conditions, gables vented through metal louvers, and painted fiber cement siding. In addition, the Studio developed a landscape plan for the entire property. The students solved drainage issues on site and made proposals for ground covers, flowers and shrubs, trees, and sitting areas.