More stories about In-House Design

  • the question of style

    Matching up aesthetic ideals between client and architect has never been easier, thanks to Google. By checking out a firm's Web site, clients can tell at a glance whether they're on the same wavelength-and if not, no harm done. Homeowners have their pick of architects who are well-versed in their...

  • a passion for craft

    Anne Fougeron, AIA, is the kind of architect who follows her endless enthusiasm for design, and it has taken her to far-flung places. “The Pantheon is one of my favorite buildings,” she says. “I had to stop breathing when I saw it for the first time.” A v

  • evaluating value

    Here at ra, we've long known the secret of the high-design, low-cost house: it belongs to an architect.

  • beyond summer

    It's just possible that Harry Bates and Paul Masi, AIA, hold the record for architectural partners with the biggest age difference between them. Bates, 79, was designing houses two decades before Masi was even born. During Bates' years of architecture sch

  • design zeitgeists

    It's the cliché heard round the world: We Americans love our SUVs, our monster houses, and our super-sized meals. Current housing statistics do back up the general notion that homes in the United States are larger than ever before. According to the Nation

  • what i saw at the evolution

    Residential design and construction have taken a dramatic track over the decade of

  • eastern market row house, washington, d.c.

    The glass volume in this Washington, D.C., row house immediately calls to mind the famous quip that God is in the details.

  • house on the connecticut river, essex, conn.

    Architect Chad Floyd’s house sits on the north cove of the Connecticut, River, in a colonial-era shipbuilding town.

  • Top Firm: Frank Harmon Architect

    Frank Harmon has won his fair share of accolades for design over the years. But no occasion evoked such a pointed reaction to his work as the judging of the entries for AIA North Carolina in 1999, when Harmon swept the competition by winning three out of four Honor Awards in his home state.

  • light from both sides

    David Salmela's modernism honors the past, the human need for comfort and warmth, and the north country's fleeting sun. A self-described modernist who admits, with a hint of bewilderment, to being controversial, Salmela routinely creates sophisticated houses that blend his own proclivity for...