Classicism for the Age of the Automobile

July 27th 2017 Comments: 4

Our guest writer today is our friend and colleague Alice Novak, Curator of Education at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.  Alice and I were together recently in France with our large extended family. —  Richard   As Richard Norris and I hopped out of an Uber in Poissy, France … [read more]

Neigh Sayer

June 22nd 2017 Comments: 5

Earlier this spring, I was privileged to attend the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park with my colleague/brother-in-law, John Sease. This horse show is one of the most prestigious international equestrian events in the sport of three-day eventing. Eventing is akin to an equestrian triathlon where … [read more]

Gaines and Bosses

May 18th 2017 Comments: 6

A few weeks back, several of us in the Montgomery and Atlanta offices traveled to Auburn University, where we joined a goodly number of architecture and interior design alums, present day students and faculty at Dudley Hall; the unintended home away from home for most of us during our college … [read more]

Doodle Brain

May 11th 2017 Comments: 3

Our series on hand drawing continues with Kevin Laferriere: Design can be a messy business. Matters of construction, comfort, climate, economy, emotion, and beauty all vie for precedence as a project progresses. An architectural project is essentially a bridge on which these opposing forces will inevitably collide. A work of … [read more]

Susan Ferrier of McALPINE at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

May 4th 2017 Comments: 10

We are pleased to announce that Susan Ferrier, Atlanta-based partner at McALPINE, and her team have designed a room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, one of the country’s most prestigious and influential show houses. Susan is representing McALPINE with a bedroom she calls “Moonlight in the Forest.” The … [read more]

Drawing Class

April 20th 2017 Comments: 2

  Today, Chris Tippett continues our series on hand drawing. David Baker, Mary Catherine Walter and I were fortunate to spend a few days at The University of Notre Dame’s Architectural Career Fair, our third journey to this event. Why Notre Dame? In addition to drawing platforms such as CAD … [read more]

Personality in Pencil

April 6th 2017 Comments: 1

If you have read this blog for any time, you know our firm is a proponent of hand drawing.  Over the next several weeks, various members of our firm will be speaking about the topic. Today we happily welcome back Mary Catherine Walter, sharing her thoughts and sketches: +++ The … [read more]

bobby pinpoints

March 16th 2017 Comments: 3

Sorry I’ve been absent from our blog the past few months.   As a lame excuse, I’ll offer that I’m a big crossword puzzle junkie but I work them in an obsessive compulsive fashion – I never hop around the grid answering clues I immediately know.  I start at one … [read more]

muse of the night

August 25th 2016 Comments: 7

A few months ago, I discovered something shocking about my young NYC staff members – they had never actually seen the musical Phantom of the Opera. How could this be? I ranted that, in spite of the schmaltzy and melodramatic plot, it was one of the most spectacular set designs … [read more]

seeing seaside

August 4th 2016 Comments: 9

Today’s guest writer is one of our firm’s newest additions – Mary Catherine Walter. Please welcome a young voice and perspective. Before last weekend, Seaside, Florida was only a familiar fiction to me, a resort town I had heard both praised and criticized, a controversy, the first born of New … [read more]

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