S. Claire Conroy is editorial director of residential architect, CUSTOM HOME, and CUSTOM HOME OUTDOORS magazines. She has written about residential design, arts, and culture for more than 28 years. In 2003, she received American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Award for her editorials. Her passion for houses and design is genetically linked; her mother, Sarah Booth Conroy, Hon. AIA, was the longtime home design editor and a columnist for The Washington Post. Like her mother before her, Claire is a notorious real estate yenta, always trying to match her friends with the perfect house on the market. She spends many Sunday afternoons touring Realtors’ open houses and has watched every episode of House Hunters International. Her own house is an eclectic mix of art nouveau, modern, and arts and crafts pieces, her father’s paintings and sculptures, and her young son’s creations in Play-Doh. She is a graduate of Vassar College.
Join three Hanley Wood editors as they discuss the various facets of resilient design.
Architects are reporting more work on the boards and more calls from potential clients. Some even dare to call themselves “busy.”
We all want to see a more beautiful world before us. But architects must present a prettier face to the public if they're to be trusted with the opportunity to contribute to its improvement.
In the right hands, a garden shed becomes a temple.
Today's kitchen command center is a tangle of mobile devices vying for a place to plug in.
What we need are some compelling reasons in our arsenal to convince people to go ahead and build that dream house. Here are a few of those reasons.
Severe weather events pose challenges and should capture the attention of custom builders and residential architects as we need to rethink the way we design and construct our houses.
The problem we and others face is the inherent inflexibility of conventional architectural design and construction.
The California architect was known as a visionary housing designer.
AIA CRAN’s session “Architects for the People” looked at ways residential architects can expand the services they provide.
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