With a second child on the way the Shamah family wanted to expand their small previously remodeled attic which housed a bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The goal of this residential remodel was to create a reasonably sized master bedroom with walk in closet and 2 nice sized bedrooms and a full bath. The old roof was torn down and a new second floor was built using a combination of vaulted ceilings and dormers to maintain a scale that respected the neighborhood. The stairs and landing were marked with a 10’-0” long temperature controlled skylight which not only allowed the landing to be washed with natural daylight but also help control the indoor temperature by opening and closing based on the indoor temperature and closing automatically in the event of rain. The skylight was further emphasized by exposing the Douglas Fir glulam beams that framed the opening.