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Traditional/
Vernacular

We have great admiration and respect for the craftsmanship and skill of the early practitioners of traditional architecture, and the gifted architects of today that keep the tradition alive. When asked to create a project in a particular traditional style, historical images and precedents are researched that are used to inform and inspire the design. By reviewing these images with the Clients we are then able to decide together what features will most influence the design of their project. The goal is not to copy the historical styles but to understand them well enough to become fluent in the design, borrowing details where appropriate. Some interpretation or contemporary influence of these styles may be appropriate, but this is never the goal, and is instead usually a necessary modern adaptation to accommodate our current lifestyles and building codes.