the re-purpose driven life

May 12th 2016 Comments: 6

Currently, the trendy buzzphrase in the architectural word is “Green Design.” This is basically defined as a philosophy of creating buildings that minimize negative environmental impact. This is accomplished by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. When asked if we practice this concept of … [read more]

two’s company

May 5th 2016 Comments: 4

What is it about twins that is so intrinsically settling (the above image notwithstanding)? Pairs hold a mystical place in our collective lexicon. You’ll find twins in the mythologies of many cultures around the world. In some they’re seen as ominous, in others they’re seen as auspicious. Often seen as … [read more]

inspiration point

April 28th 2016 Comments: 2

When we begin a new project, our clients often ask “What can we do to communicate what we like?” In the olden days of yore, we’d ask for pictures ripped from magazines that illustrated things that caught their eye. Nowadays, this is typically organized through a high-tech-tear-sheet collector called Pinterest. … [read more]

a towering achievement

April 21st 2016 Comments: 11

In the May issue of Traditional Home magazine, we have a nice spread on a Tudor estate we worked on that’s located in Salt Lake City. We designed extensive renovations and additions to this romantic house but one element on this historic estate consistently captures the hearts of visitors. Nestled … [read more]

the printed works: southern living, march 2016

April 13th 2016 Comments: 4

The following story, an interview with A. Hayes Town award winner Bobby McAlpine, appeared in the March issue of Southern Living magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Mimi Read and photographed by Jonny Valiant. A special video interview with Bobby also follows. Ever … [read more]

the printed works: CTC&G, march 2016

March 10th 2016 Comments: 2

The following article, “New Home, Old Soul”, appeared in the March issue of CTC&G (Connecticut Cottage and Gardens) magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Alexa Stevenson and photographed by Mick Hales. “They are the Masters: I have never known architects so creative and … [read more]

accoladen

March 3rd 2016 Comments: 5

This past weekend found us richly honored – we received not one but two awards for excellence in interior design. The Southern Chapter of the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture rewarded a pair of Susan Ferrier’s interiors with their coveted Shutze Award. Both of the interiors, one residential and … [read more]

reaching new lows

February 25th 2016 Comments: 8

Today, I’d like to offer high praise to the low ceiling. I certainly realize this commendation could be perceived as real estate blasphemy. After all, you never see property ads excitingly touting shallow ceilings as a desirable amenity. The origins of the architectural low ceiling (especially of the 8-foot-high-variety) can … [read more]

gathering evidence

December 10th 2015 Comments: 2

In the midst of this, the holiday season, my thoughts have recently turned to gathering.  Certainly no man is an island; congregation seems to be deeply ingrained in our collective unconscious.  Witness the concentrated power of a group – whether in families, places of worship, protests or recovery meetings – … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Gathering Evidence

one in a hundred

December 3rd 2015 Comments: 7

According to the magazine – “Each of the tastemakers named to this year’s AD100 list has a vision: Some are daredevils, some are classicists, but all are supremely confident. From dynamic decorators recalibrating beloved traditions to enterprising architects shaking up a skyline near you, these 100 thought leaders—among them 19 … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: One in a Hundred
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