The Who’s Who in Residential Coastal Design
If you’re dreaming of creating your oceanfront dream home anywhere from the sand shores of the Gulf Coast to the dramatic coastline of the Pacific Northwest, then you’ve come to the right place: Our annual list of the country’s top coastal architects includes some of the most influential, visionary minds in the field.
Christopher Architecture & Interiors
Known for: Luxury, high-end design, specializing in custom residential and boutique commercial projects, as well as estate and land planning. Specializes in one-of a-kind, “snowflake”-like projects, influenced by topography and contextual vernacular.
Highlight: Cover story for Southern Home’s July/August issue.
In the works: Homes on Alabama’s Lake Martin, in Charlottesville, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Alys Beach, and Lexington, Kentucky
Jeffrey Dungan Architects
Known for: A clean, modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture.
Highlight: Southeast Architect of the Year Award from Veranda magazine and ADAC.
Highlight: A number of awards from the American Institute of Architects.
Highlight: The Institute of Classical Architecture and Art named Dungan a Shutze fellow.
Highlight: Luxe magazine award for Best Interior Architecture.
Highlight: Completion of the firm’s first home in California.
Appleton Partners LLP, Architects
Known for: Both contemporary and traditional in styles. The firm’s architecture strives for an appreciation of place and time. The work is diverse and eclectic, and they reject the idea that a successful design practice needs to be “branded” or have a consistent signature style, or that architecture always has to shout.
Highlight: The San Ysidro Ranch Renovations in Montecito, California. Awards: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Arthur Ross Awards for 2022, and the Luxe Red Awards.
In the works: Oceanfront home in Southern California, Rose Tarlow Showroom in West Hollywood, and G.W. Smith Renovations in Woodside, and Montecito, California.
Known for: Diverse styles, most notably coastal contemporary, from the Pacific Coast to the mountains of Idaho.
Highlight: California’s first zero-carbon home at Marisol Malibu.
Highlight: Created 2022 Idea House with Sunset magazine.
Highlight: PCBC Golden Nugget for Best Health/Wellness Design Solution, runner-up for Best One-of-a-Kind Home, and Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Home.
In the works: Three new carbon-neutral homes at Marisol Malibu.
Ike Baker Velten
Known for: Warm, comfortable, and inviting houses that reflect a personalized approach to the living environment.
Highlight: New book from John Ike and Vendome Press, to be released spring 2023.
Highlight: New offices in Oakland, California.
In the works: New houses and renovations in California.
KAA Design Group
Known for: Advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture for more than 30 years.
Highlight: Luxe RED and AIA Merit Awards.
Highlight: KAA Partner Grant Kirkpatrick was inducted as an AIA Fellow.
Highlight: Coverage in Architectural Digest, Interiors, House Beautiful, Luxe Interiors & Design, and Homes & Gardens.
In the works: Residential projects in Barbuda, Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Montana, California, and Dubai.
Landry Design Group
Known for: Attention to form, proportion, and detail, and a variety of styles, from Italianate villas to modernist estates.
Highlight: Four Gold Nugget Awards.
Highlight: Three Best in American Living Awards.
Highlight: The ICAA Southern California Chapter to honor Richard Landry at its Legacy Dinner in October.
Highlight: Recently completed works in Montreal and Beverly Hills.
In the works: Residences in Miami and Malibu.
Marmol Radziner + Associates
Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York
Known for: A warm, modern style of design that emphasizes the relationship between architecture and nature.
Highlight: New homes completed in Santa Monica and Montecito.
Highlight: Architect of the Four Seasons Resort in Cayo Largo, Puerto Rico.
In the works: Homes in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Dana Point, La Jolla, Santa Cruz, Lake Tahoe, Westport, Kauai, and Cabo San Lucas.
Known for: Contemporary homes with a clean architectural aesthetic, ample use of natural light and water, plus seamless transitions between indoors and out—and excellent views.
Highlight: AIA Orange County Honor Award 2021.
Highlight: Completed Laurel II (with Annette English + Associates), Cordell (with ColabHouse), and Folsom (with Magni Kalman Design).
In the works: Nearing completion on many projects; Breaking ground on new designs by year-end.
Paul Brant Williger Architect
Known for: A diversity of projects in a wide range of traditional styles.
Highlight: 2020 ICAA Julia Morgan Award.
Highlight: 2020 Luxe Regional and National RED Awards for Traditional Architecture.
Highlight: 2018, 2019 Santa Monica Conservancy Awards for Preservation.
Highlight: Restoration, remodeling and addition to Greta Garbo’s former house in Beverly Hills.
In the works: Projects that will come to completion in 2022, and a new slate of diverse projects.
Walker Warner Architects
Known for: Timeless, enduring architecture for inspired living, with a deference to the surrounding landscape.
Highlight: Residential and hospitality work in California, the Rockies, and Hawaii.
Highlight: 2022 Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award.
Highlight: 2022 Luxe Regional RED Award.
Highlight: 2022 Residential Design magazine Architecture Award Citation.
Highlight: Completion of a residence called Wahi Lani on Hanalei Bay in Hawaii.
Austin Patterson Disston Architecture & Design
Known for: Bespoke projects with an intimate scale and tailored interiors, whether in the Hamptons, on the Connecticut shore, or in the country.
Highlight: A majority of projects in Agrarian Modern and Shingle Style, incorporating traditional and modern elements.
Highlight: Residential Architect Design Award from Architect magazine.
In the works: New projects in the Hamptons, Connecticut, and Florida.
Westport and Greenwich
Known for: Not for one style, but for the ability to play many notes—from respectable, chic Georgian homes to modern stylings.
Highlight: A-List Awards from At Home in Fairfield County magazine, along with finalist status in two categories.
Highlight: Completion of an ocean home in Rowayton.
In the works: Adding staff members that blend with the company culture seamlessly.
Charles Hilton Architects
Known for: Architectural designs that reflect regional building traditions, that integrate well-crafted materials, and that reflect each client’s unique needs and personality.
Highlight: A 2022 AIA Connecticut Alice Washburn Award.
Highlight: A 2022 Unique Application Project of the Year from Ludowici.
Highlight: A 2022 Luxe RED Award.
In the works: Projects in California, Long Island Sound, St. Croix, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York.
Shope Reno Wharton
Known for: Artfully blending classical and traditional stylistic languages with expansive fenestration and open floor plans—in well-proportioned, Shingle-style homes—for coastal properties, family compounds, mountain retreats, townhomes, and suburban estates.
Highlight: Listed in Architectural Digest’s AD100, the Luxe Gold List, Links magazine, and Top 10 of Golf’s Most Impressive Clubhouses.
In the works: Projects on Cape Cod, in the Hamptons, in Rhode Island, and in Southern Florida.
Known for: A variety of styles, efficient and thoughtful planning, thorough research within an extensive office library, and timeless solutions for difficult sites.
Highlight: Winner of an AIA Alice Washburn Award for third consecutive year.
Highlight: An influx of suburban and coastline clients.
In the works: New homes spanning the Rhode Island coastline to New Jersey and beyond, with a number of waterfront homes in Greenwich and neighboring towns.
New Canaan and Palm Beach
Known for: Using historical precedents of classic architecture to inform its designs, updating them for the modern age, and creating a variety of home styles from a classic Bermuda Cape Dutch to an English Country Manor and everything in between.
Highlight: Recognized as one of the Top 10 Traditional Architectural Firms in the World.
In the works: A broad range of projects across the United States, in the Caribbean, and other parts of the world.
Headquartered in Miami, offices worldwide
Known for: Luxury contemporary living from Miami Beach to Monaco, and designing more than 50 residential buildings along Florida’s coast.
Highlight: Completion of the 50-story Ritz Carlton Residences Sunny Isles Beach, named development of the year.
Highlight: Three Awards of Excellence from American Institute of Architects.
In the works: Miami’s ONE Park Tower and projects in Miami, Miami Beach, West Palm, and Tampa.
Known for: Redefining the relationship between buildings and landscapes—with natural environments for living in the tropics.
Highlight: 2021 AIA Florida Honor Award for 125th Street Residence; 2021 AIA Miami Honor Award for Brillhut in Eleuthera; 2021 AIA Miami Merit Award for Stewart Avenue Residence.
In the works: Project on Harbour Island.
Choeff Levy Fischman
Known for: Global recognition as a leader in Tropical Modern architecture, enhancing the sensibility and appearance of South Florida’s most prominent residential enclaves.
Highlight: Opening an office in Tampa.
Highlight: A 2022 Luxe RED Exterior Architecture Award for a Di Lido Island, Miami Beach, home.
In the works: Designs for waterfront residences in Florida and the Caribbean.
Cronk Duch Architecture & Planning
Jacksonville, Palm Beach, St. Augustine, and Charleston
Known for: Thoughtful and beautiful homes that integrate site features with outdoor and indoor interplay.
Highlight: 2022 Addison Mizner Awards, ICAA for Abaco Inn Cottages, Elbow Cay, Bahamas.
In the works: An expanded Caribbean footprint with new design commissions throughout the chain of islands; select commissions trending toward contemporary architecture with authentic origin materials and sensibilities.
Phillip James Dodd
Palm Beach and Greenwich
Known for: Designs rooted in traditional regional architecture, like Spanish Mediterranean in Florida and Colonial Revival in New England.
Highlight: 2022 publication of An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City with foreword by Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey.
Highlight: Winner of the Elizabeth L. and John H. Schuler Architectural Award in Palm Beach.
In the works: A country estate for a family in Greenwich.
Hughes Umbanhowar Architects
Known for: Responding to nature, because while modern architecture can be rather repetitive at times, nature never is. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding context, whether it be texture, form, or materiality.
Highlight: Designing a new beachfront family compound in Saudi Arabia, integrating Muslim customs and values with a contemporary, streamlined home.
In the works: Single-family residence on Jupiter Island, designed with an uninterrupted view of the Atlantic.
Khoury Vogt Architects
Known For: Modern classicism, largely shorn of overly elaborate ornament but retaining a traditional compositional character and strongly tectonic forms.
Highlight: Completion of several large compounds in Alys Beach, Florida.
In the works: A boutique hotel with fitness area and spa—along with beach house—for Kaia Beach Resort on the Gulf of Mexico, several large compounds at Alys Beach, and a new Gulf-front house there with rooftop pool that overlooks ocean and town.
Guy Peterson/Office for Architecture
Sarasota and Cashiers, North Carolina
Known for: Regional modernism defined by its sense of place, the use of color, indigenous materials, light, and shadow for a softened Bauhaus aesthetic—and a clear, sustainable architecture.
Highlight: Jury member for this year’s State of Arkansas AIA Design Awards Program.
Highlight: Homes completed in and around Sarasota, plus Siesta Key.
In the works: Two new Gulf-front house commissions, both now on the drawing board; two more under construction.
SDH _ Studio Architecture + Design
Known for: Warm, contemporary, and tropical architecture, with a strong emphasis on function, form, natural light, and a connection with the landscape.
Highlight: Designs for several oceanfront homes of more than 15,000 square feet, and more than 20 new high-end, single-family homes.
Highlight: Named Best Architects in Miami by Expertise, 2017–2022. For six consecutive years, Houzz gave SDH the Best Design and Service Award.
In the works: A waterfront home in Golden Beach.
Known for: Award-winning architecture for residences that have been published extensively and are considered works of art. Designs that are about timelessness, peacefulness, and spirituality.
Highlight: Florida Design magazine covered the design of a residence on Hypoluxo Island, completed this year.
In the works: A boutique hotel on Little Conch Key, a five-story condominium/mixed-use project, and an eight-unit townhome project, both in Delray Beach.
Miami, Sarasota, Winter Haven
Known for: Environmental stewardship and respect for the evolution of modernism in residences across Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Coastal experts in design for sea-level rise and hurricanes.
Highlight: Publication of a second monograph, Subtropic.
Highlight: Honor Awards for Design Excellence from AIA Florida and AIA Miami, for restoration of the Gene Leedy Residence in Winter Haven, Florida.
In the Works: New residences in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
Miami, Pompano Beach
Known for: Contemporary minimalist architecture and interior design style based on the language of deconstruction.
Highlight: Rebranding Studio KHORA to elevate its core business in contemporary architecture to an art movement.
Highlight: Opening a California office in late 2022.
Highlight: 2021 AIA Distinctive Detail Award for the I House.
Highlight: Miami’s 29,000-square-foot G House achieves contemporary art status.
In the works: The Z House is nearing construction.
Known for: Homes with craftsmanship and quality reflecting a wide range of styles.
Highlight: A reputation for creating residences in many of the country’s most popular destinations.
Highlight: An AIA Atlanta Honor award for residential design, a Palladio, and the 2022 Southeast Designer and Architect of the Year Awards for Architecture.
In the works: Residences in the Golden Isles, Naples, Palm Beach, Malibu, Santa Barbara, and along the northeastern seaboard.
T. S. Adams Studio
Atlanta and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Known for: Designing homes that are rooted in history, working with clients to ascertain the style that inspires them, and creating homes that respond architecturally.
Highlight: A Palladio Award.
Highlight: Southeast Architect of the Year Finalist.
Highlight: ICAA Southeast Shutze Award.
Highlight: Projects in Alys Beach, Middle Georgia, and St. Simons Island.
In the works: Projects in Nevada, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Alabama, North and South Carolina.
de Reus Architects
The Big Island Kamuela and Wailea, and Sun Valley
Known for: Architecture that resonates with the inherent nature of the site, and personalized individually for each client.
Highlight: A new book, Sanctuary, due out in early 2023 from ORO.
In the works: Design for a clubhouse at Makena Golf and Beach Club on Maui; undertaking the incorporation of the One Planet sustainability platform into its services; the beginning of a small-scale residential community in Sun Valley, with geothermal hot springs.
Known for: Creating a synergistic link between the environment and a structure through stylistically diverse, fresh, and creative designs distinguished by a highly collaborative, craft-driven, and open-minded approach.
Highlight: 2021 Maine AIA Design Award, Honor Recipient.
In the works: Quahog Farm, a contemporary, highly energy-efficient oceanfront home that nestles into the topography and is covered with planted roofs.
Annapolis, Charlottesville, Middleburg, and White Sulphur Springs
Known for: View-oriented properties, and expertise across a range of architectural vernaculars and interior design styles.
Highlight: Architectural Digest feature story on a 10-structure generational compound on the Chesapeake Bay.
Highlight: Luxe magazine RED Award.
In the works: Projects in Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
Patrick Ahearn Architect
Known for: Classic American architecture for contemporary living, balancing the romance of traditional design with modern ideals.
Highlight: Completion of a coastal Cohasset homestead plus ongoing projects on Martha’s Vineyard and in the Boston suburbs.
Highlight: Best of Boston Home 2022, Best of the Vineyard 2022.
In the works: Properties on Duxbury Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Lake Erie, Ohio, and throughout New England and British Columbia.
Vineyard Haven, Falmouth, and Plymouth
Known for: Evolving the art of dwelling and instilling essential qualities to create healthy, energy-efficient home environments that embody clients’ values, ideals, and aesthetics.
Highlight: 2022 Best Architect, Best of Boston.
Highlight: Celebrating 35 years of Hutker Architects.
Highlight: Grand opening of Boston studio at 14 Beacon St.
In the works: Coastal family compound on the Cape and a summer retreat in Rhode Island.
Morehouse MacDonald and Associates
Known for: Work in many design vernaculars, based on clients’ dreams, location, and context. Shingle-style architecture plays a role in many projects.
Highlight: New homes in Kiawah, South Carolina, and St. Kitts.
Highlight: A Shingle Style renovation in Gloucester, a coastal cottage renovation in Hull, and the completion of a large new estate in Nevis, West Indies.
In the works: Schematics underway for a new marina building in Christopher Harbour.
Nicholaeff Architecture + Design
Known for: Combining aspects of location-specific modern and classical architecture, while abstracting clients’ wishes and aesthetic sensibilities. For all projects, using local, sustainable materials and applying and incorporating the newest technologies.
Highlight: Designing a family home in Maine and a golfer’s dream home.
Highlight: Past awards include PRISM, BRICC, and AIA New England.
Highlight: Design of an enclosed pool structure, integrated with an existing brick home.
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders
Known for: Fully integrated architecture and construction. Creating custom Shingle-style homes that celebrate creative design and quality craftsmanship.
Highlight: Multiple PRISM, BRICC, and Bulfinch Awards in recent years.
In the works: Design and construction of waterfront homes in Brewster, Chatham, Cotuit, Orleans, Osterville, Truro, and the South Shore of Massachusetts.
Beverly and Chatham
Known for: Designing beautiful and functional spaces that transforms lives.
Highlight: Multiple PRISM, BONS Home, and Chatham Preservation Awards. IFDA New England award for Best Commercial Design.
Highlight: Celebrating 35 years.
In the works: Coastal compound in Rhode Island; multiple waterfront residences in Cape Cod and across the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Barnes Coy Architects
Bridgehampton, New York
Known for: Innovation grounded in the principles of modernism: taking inspiration from the site and the client’s program, rigorous investigation of materials best suited to the design, and thoughtful design of construction details.
Highlight: ADEX 2022 Premium Award for Design.
Highlight: In 2022, completed waterfront homes in Southampton and East Hampton and on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
In the works: A house on St. Barthelemy in the French West Indies.
Bates Masi + Architects
Known for: A timeless style that seamlessly integrates with the place in which it is located.
Highlight: Work on an international level.
Highlight: The second monograph of the firm’s work will be released late in 2022.
Highlight: 2021 AIA NY State Honor Award, 2022 AIA Peconic Honor Award, 2022 AIA Peconic Merit Award.
In the works: An oceanfront residence in Amagansett and two waterfront residences—in Montauk and East Hampton.
Known for: Sophisticated, luxury residential architecture in the most sought-after locations in the world.
Highlight: AIA Long Island’s Award for Excellence in Architecture.
Highlight: Editorial coverage in Architectural Digest, the New York Times, and Architect magazine.
In the works: A recently opened Miami office is currently working on commissions in South Florida, as well as four mountainside homes in Monterrey, Mexico.
Deborah Berke Partners
Known for: Deeply rooted, place-specific modern houses that enrich and elevate everyday life with timeless designs that are at once warm and elegant.
Highlight: Deborah Berke, who serves as Dean of Architecture at Yale University, was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In the works: Reimagining an 1884 East Hampton boarding house as a single-family home.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Wilkes-Barre
Known for: Designing to the nature of each circumstance, resulting in architecture that feels simultaneously grounded and transcendent.
Highlight: Completed its first winery design, Caymus-Suisun Winery in California.
Highlight: AIA NW+P Honor Award, for Boundary Point Cabin.
In the works: New residences in the San Juan Islands, Big Sur, Southampton, and Cape May.
Fairfax & Sammons
New York City and Palm Beach
Known for: Specializing in residential architectural and urban design, where classicism in the domestic realm offers both timeless and beautifully creative solutions.
Highlight: Two 2021 Stanford White Awards: Upper East Side Apartment in New York, and Hotel Bennett in Charleston.
In the works: Projects in Palm Beach, Manhattan, The Bahamas, and Virginia.
Alexander Gorlin Architects
Known for: Homes that enhance the experience of a site, creating spaces that are a sanctuary of calm and spiritual contentment.
Highlight: Included in the 2022 Archello list of Top 25 Architects in New York.
Highlight: Comunilife Award for affordable housing in the Bronx.
In the works: Renovation of the historic 1840 Admiral’s House on Governors Island in New York Harbor.
Steven Harris Architects
Known for: Work that is deceptively modest and focuses on the character and location of its site and the ways in which the owners will use the house.
Highlight: Interior Design Best of Year 2021 and listed in Architectural Digest’s AD 100.
In the works: Upcoming projects in Southampton and Easthampton, plus Santa Cruz.
G.P. Schafer Architect
Known for: Houses designed to evoke emotion and make tradition livable for a modern lifestyle through a seamless integration of architecture, interior decoration, and landscape design.
Highlight: 2020 Bulfinch Award from the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
Highlight: 2022 Julia Morgan Award from the Northern California Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
In the works: Projects in Maine, Florida, and California.
Kligerman Architecture & Design
Known for: Distinctive design rooted in tradition but modern in its sculptural forms, taught detailing, glass expanses, and often a touch of whimsy.
Highlight: New book from Thomas Kligerman and Monacelli, released October 2022.
Leroy Street Studio
Known for: Diversity of work, using aesthetics as a means to an end, and as a tool for capturing large-scale opportunities of site and landscape.
Highlight: NYCxDesign Honoree, Social Impact Award for East Village Homes.
Highlight: Completing several residences in New York and Long Island.
Highlight: Collaborating on a design-build project with neighbors in Chinatown, and working with Asian Americans for Equality and Think!Chinatown on the Chinatown Nights festival.
Known for: Engaging the modern world with organically scaled, thoughtful modern work, collaboration with clients, and dedicated relationships with craftsman.
Highlight: 2021 AIA Honor Award.
Highlight: Two AIA Long Island Archi Awards and an Architizer Award.
Highlight: Completion of addition and renovation to Charles Gwathmey’s Tolan House in Amagansett Dunes.
In the works: A net-zero house in Atlantic Beach and projects in the Hamptons, Manhattan, and Riyad.
Peter Pennoyer Architects
New York and Miami
Known for: Sophisticated detail, high-quality craftsmanship, and nimble balance among comfort, beauty, modernity, and continuity with the past.
Highlight: 2021 Stanford White Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.
Highlight: A new book of the firm’s work to be published by Vendome Press in fall 2023.
In the works: The Benson apartments in Manhattan, a Kentucky horse farm, a Moorish villa in Palm Beach, and an Art Deco house in L.A.
Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
Known for: Casual, warm modernism using rich natural materials and a strong dialog with natural surroundings.
Highlight: Design for Deb and Hugh Jackman House published in Architectural Digest.
Highlight: 2022 Luxe RED National Design Award.
Highlight: Opening a second office in Manhattan.
Highlight: New monograph from Rizzoli to be published later 2022/early 2023.
Highlight: Completing a new, site-sensitive, farm-view house in a hamlet in the Hamptons.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Known for: Sophisticated residential, commercial, and institutional projects, from the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, Virginia, to a record-breaking apartment building at 220 Central Park South in New York.
Highlight: Transforming the Bicentennial Buildings into the Yale Schwarzman Center, recognized by the Society for College and University Planning with an Honorable Mention.
In the works: South Flagler House, a mixed-use development in West Palm Beach.
New York, Nantucket, Greenwich, and Minneapolis
Known for: Modern, meticulously crafted residences, developments, hotels, and restaurants tailored to their locations, purposes, and the people who inhabit them.
Highlight: The firm’s first monograph debuted Sept. 6 with Rizzoli Books.
Highlight: AutoCamp Cape Cod project won an Interior Design Best of Year Award.
Highlight: Named to Interior Design’s Giants list.
In the works: Its second yacht design, a duplex at New York’s Four Seasons, and homes in Nantucket and Florida.
Known for: Regionally tempered modernism that learns from time-tested coastal architecture while engaging with the challenges of the present.
Highlight: Two new partners welcomed to the firm: Toby Keeton and Mark Wilson.
Highlight: 2022 2nd Place People’s Choice Award in NCMH Matsumoto Competition.
Highlight: Completion of Long Branch Residence in Morehead City.
In the works: Luxury coastal residences plus new projects in the hospitality market.
Known for: A new traditional architecture, respectful of history and its local context, with concentrations in traditional styles, but completely modern in plan and technologies.
Highlight: Included in Top 50 Traditional Architects in the World.
Highlight: David Andreozzi has been president of New England chapter of the ICAA and chairperson of the AIA Custom Residential Network.
In the works: Projects from New England to Florida.
Michael G. Imber, Architects
Known for: Homes rooted in the vernacular architecture of their regions, in harmony with their landscapes while sympathetic to a modern lifestyle.
Highlight: Working on mixed-use additions to the Town Center of Alys Beach.
Highlight: Completing a Mexican hacienda on the sea in Cabo San Lucas.
In the works: Projects in Miami, on Florida’s 30A, in Texas Hill Country, on Tennessee’s Blackberry Mountain, and mountaintop ranches in Colorado and Montana.
Cutler Anderson Architects
Known for: Designing for each circumstance, resulting in no particular style, but an appropriate solution across multiple envelopes and conditions.
Highlight: Projects in the Czech Republic, Singapore, and the Southern U.S., in forest and desert environments.
In the works: A residence in Washington State that will be an excellent fit to its ecosystem and place, and afford both privacy and excellent views of the water to its owners.
Known for: Attentiveness to what is human, a promise to do right by the land, and design that outlasts trends.
Highlight: 2021 Regional RED Award from Luxe magazine.
Highlight: 2021 Honor Award for Restaurant Design from the Los Angeles AIA.
In the works: A dozen homes within the San Juan Archipelago, homes in the Cascade Range and Seattle area in Washington State, a winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and several restaurants in the Seattle area.
Known for: Work that responds to and expands the context of built and natural landscapes, serving as a bridge between nature, culture, histories, and people.
Highlight: Opening a new New York City office.
Highlight: 2022 AIA National Housing Awards for the Rio House and Costa Rica Treehouse.
Highlight: 2022 AIA National Architecture Honor Award, The Century Project at the Space Needle.
In the works: Projects in California, New York, Oklahoma, Georgia, Washington, and Hawaii.
Known for: Influenced by traditions of the Caribbean Islands, and informed by their siting and the environmental influences “of this place Cayman.”
Highlight: Growth of an unprecedented proportion, extending across the three Cayman Islands.
Highlight: A leading solution provider of exclusive high-end beach residences in the region.
Highlight: Developing solutions to mitigate challenges of climate change and sea-level rise with inland overwater residential designs.
Skape Design + Build
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
Known for: High-end, luxury villas for the short-term rental market, in typically modern style with warm wood tones reminiscent of beachfront property in Bali.
Highlight: Completion of a modern home, called Solara, in Turtle Tail.
In the works: Design of innovative properties that flirt with Brutalism styling, featuring large, glass curtain walls in a hurricane-threatened environment in Turks and Caicos.