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.
Architects can and should reinvent how we work in the places we live.
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Should we care about form when the need for function looms so large?
If you're not on our ra50 list, find your own way to let the world know how great you are.
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As of next year, residential architect, along with a handful of its sister publications, will be affiliated with the American Institute of Architects.
A complete reinvention of our website is fitting as people look to the Internet—in addition to ink on paper mediums—for their news and information.
Shy about promoting themselves as a one-stop shopping answer and leery of exposure to litigation, architects have ceded much of their livelihood to a host of consultants with chutzpah.
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