loggia life

March 31st 2016 Comments: 7

A loggia, by architectural definition, is a covered exterior gallery or corridor with an outer wall open to the elements, which is usually supported by a series of columns or arches. Narrower than a porch, it’s typically used for traveling from one building to the next tented from harsh elements.   It … [read more]

the printed works: NYC&G, april 2016

March 24th 2016 Comments: 4

The following cover story, “Northern Light”, appeared in the April issue of New York Cottage & Gardens magazine. We are reprinting it with their kind permission. The article was written by Alejandro Saralegui and photographed by Simon Upton. The buzz around Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up might have quieted down a … [read more]

green day

March 17th 2016 Comments: 1

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Ireland is famously known as “The Emerald Isle.”  Because of this, green evolved over time as the choice color for this holiday.  The green in the Irish flag and the shamrock St. Patrick used in his Catholic teachings also played a big role in developing green … [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]

open house: we’ll take manhattan

February 18th 2016 Comments: 12

Last week I shared the news of our new corporate marriage and moniker.  This week, I’d like to open the door and invite you into the newest of our four offices.  Welcome to the Manhattan office of McALPINE. A bit of history of our Northern expansion – a little over … [read more]

brand anew

February 11th 2016 Comments: 9

I’ve taken a few months off writing this blog and for good reason – my digital soapbox has been undergoing major renovation! 2016 ushered into the room a well-planned merger of our two firms and a resultant renaming.  Assembling was no problem – we were already tight – renaming was … [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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