More stories about Cunningham + Quill Architects

  • Architects Should Prepare to Take a Leading Role in Energy Modeling

    As an integrated design process becomes the norm and energy usage moves up in the priorities of a project, design teams must begin looking at energy early on.

  • georgian residence, washington, d.c.

    The jury admired the way this well-executed Georgian clung to its cul-de-sac curve and mitigated a steeply sloped site. They also commended the architects for deftly handling its hefty square footage.

  • park hill north condominiums, washington, d.c.

    The success of Ralph Cunningham and Lee Quill's first multifamily project has nothing to do with beginner's luck. "It was a true collaboration," says Quill. The architects not only produced an alluring design within 80-foot-wide-by-90-foot-tall constraints, but respect was thoughtfully paid to the...

  • residential architect design awards 2008

    The global spread of good design starts to show itself first in the house, said a juror for our ninth annual residential architect Design Awards. Judging by our collection of winners this year, our future buildings will not disappoint.

  • Announcing the Winners of RADA 2008!

    The ninth annual residential architect Design Awards received more than 1,300 entries in 15 categories. Just 36 projects were singled out for accolades, making RADA the most competitive residential architecture awards program in the country. The jury comprised six distinguished architects...

  • for senior staff only

    Employee retreats can serve all kinds of purposes, but when a firm's guiding lights get together each year, their tasks are fairly clear-cut.

  • breaking away

    Many architecture firms find subtle, creative ways to inject energy into their off-site meetings.

  • after hours

    An intern who is halfway through the licensing exams, Dan Nicely, Fargo, N.D., is experienced in the dark side of architecture. He graduated in 1998 and soon found his way to an architecture firm that does primarily retail work.

  • d.c. residence, washington, d.c.

    Unlike politics, architecture has second acts. This original kitchen was outdated, extremely dark, and cut off from the rest of the house, says Ralph Cunningham, but it's reincarnated as a light-filled space with a felicitous floor-plan flow.