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: 6

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]

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: 11

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]

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