The Who’s Who in Residential Coastal Design
Christopher Architecture & Interiors
Known for: Blending responsive architecture and thoughtful interiors to create a cohesive environment to complement each client’s specific needs.
Highlight: Its retail store, Christopher Collection, celebrated its first full year of selling luxury home furnishings, décor, and art.
Highlight: AIA and IIDA awards for an historic adaptive reuse project.
Highlight: A Luxe RED Award for Exterior Architecture.
In the works: Projects in San Francisco, upstate New York, Colorado, and Florida.
Jeffrey Dungan Architects
Known for: A clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture.
Highlight: Featured in Luxe Interiors + Design, Mansion Global, Tatler Homes Singapore, and Homes and Estates.
Highlight: Two Palladio Awards from Traditional Building magazine.
In the works: Two homes under construction on the California coast and two more under construction on the South Carolina coast.
Known for: A style that’s contemporary and traditional, diverse and eclectic, with an appreciation for place and time.
Highlight: Completion of renovations to Montecito’s San Ysidro Ranch.
Highlight: 2022 ICAA Arthur Award and Luxe RED Award.
Highlight: Completion of oceanfront homes in Southern California, Rosewood Miramar Beach, Biltmore, as well as the Carpinteria Beach House, Morrow Residence, Isla Mar, Casa Del Monte, Vineyard Residence and Jameson Residence.
Known for: A design approach that seamlessly adapts to an extensive range of design styles ranging from coastal modern to contemporary to Spanish, to its trademark “rustern” (rustic modern) style.
Highlight: Expanding work in the mountain states, and leveraging expertise in designing with the natural beauty of coastal sites.
In the works: The upcoming completion of “Zero 2,” the second in a series of four Zero Carbon homes being developed in the Marisol community.
Butler Armsden Architects
Known for: Creating timeless, immersive homes that inspire, and projects that build memories, imbued with the essence of their clients’ lives.
Highlight: Two 10-year anniversaries for senior project managers, hiring three junior designers, and increasing staff by 10 percent.
Highlight: Luxe RED Award.
Highlight: New projects in San Francisco and across the U.S.
Highlight: Completion of homes in Portola Valley and Belvedere.
In the works: Houses in Sea Cliff and Stinson Beach.
San Francisco and London
Known for: Combining modernist restraint and minimalist rigor with a desire to challenge a more purely reductive approach to form-making.
Highlight: Designing residential, gallery, retail, and office spaces from London to Athens to Buenos Aires to Cabo.
Highlight: Transforming a private residence in Palermo Chico, Buenos Aires, a classic Beaux-Arts home by Alejandro Bustillo, into a glamorous, modern space for a prominent publishing family.
Ike Baker Velten
Known for: Warm, comfortable, and inviting houses that reflect a personalized approach to the living environment.
Highlight: Currently celebrating its first year as Ike Baker Velten.
Highlight: John Ike’s new book, 9 Houses/9 Stories, released by Vendome Press in May.
In the works: New houses and renovations in California and Nevada.
Known for: Advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture for 35 years and counting.
Highlight: Editorial coverage in AD Pro, House Beautiful, Mansion Global, Interior Design, and CA Home & Design.
Highlight: AIA Merit Award. Single-Family Residential, Large.
In the works: International projects, including a home in the Barbuda Islands to be completed in 2024.
Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York
Known for: Warm, modern design that emphasizes the relationship between architecture and nature.
Highlight: Architectural and landscape design of Cross Creek Ranch, a mixed-use development in Malibu.
Highlight: Los Angeles Business Council “Under Construction” Award and “Design Concept” Award.
Highlight: New homes in Pacific Palisades, Greenwich, and Downtown Los Angeles.
Known for: Work synonymous with the California lifestyle, through programmatic consciousness, clean architectural lines and a sophisticated material aesthetic.
Highlight: The firm’s second book, on California residential work, is underway.
Highlight: Paul McClean earns Pacific Design Center’s 2023 Stars of Design Award for Architecture.
In the works: Projects in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, Canada, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Landry Design Group
Known for: Designs in various architectural styles, highly regarded for thorough historical research, attention to form, proportion, detail and precise execution.
Highlight: A new book, Creating a Livable Work of Art, released in January.
Highlight: Recently completed works in Malibu, Brentwood, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Santa Fe.
Highlight: Two Best in American Living Awards.
Highlight: Richard Landry received the Legacy Award from the ICAA.
Paul Brant Williger Architect
Known for: Integrity of classical and traditional architecture with the understanding of how to adapt it to a contemporary lifestyle.
Highlight: Named to the 2022 Luxe Gold List.
Highlight: Restoration and addition to Greta Garbo’s former house in Beverly Hills, originally built in 1924.
Highlight: Featured on the “Magnolia Channel” and “Selling Sunset.”
In the works: Starting new projects in Malibu, Pacific Palisades, and a two-story Spanish Colonial Revival in Los Angeles.
Austin Patterson Disston Architecture & Design
Norwalk and Quogue
Known for: Bespoke projects with an intimate scale and tailored interiors, whether in the Hamptons, on the Connecticut shore or in the countryside.
Highlight: Projects in Modern, Agrarian Modern, and Shingle Styles, incorporating traditional and modern elements into spaces that reflect the way you live.
Highlight: Residential Architect Design Award from Architect magazine.
In the works: New projects in the Hamptons, Connecticut, Florida, and the Caribbean.
Known for: Enduring, timeless designs that blend with the surrounding natural environment of each site; a diverse range of styles—from Lutyens-inspired homes to modern, West-Coast influenced residences.
Highlight: Expansion of team and portfolio to expand beyond the residential niche.
Highlight: A-list award from athome in Fairfield County Competition, and winner of IDA award.
Highlight: Successful transformation of a dated brick home into a modern stucco residence.
Charles Hilton Architects
Known for: Fine waterfront homes and estates in the Georgian, Colonial, Tudor, Mediterranean, and Shingle styles.
Highlight: A waterfront Mediterranean home featured in the June/July issue of Ocean Home.
Highlight: 2022 Luxe RED Award, AIA CT Alice Washburn Award, Unique Application Project of the Year from Ludowici, 2022 HOBI Award, and an at home A-List award.
Highlight: Projects in California, Oklahoma, St. Croix, Connecticut, New York, and Canada.
Mark P. Finlay Architects
Known for: Work that reflects context and client desires, with design in every style across North America.
Highlight: A number of new and repeat clients during 2023.
In the works: A waterfront project in Black Rock, Connecticut that’s now wrapping up for a client and family that means a great deal to the firm.
Shope Reno Wharton
Known for: Intentional, mindful collaborations and sensibilities from a love of the craft in blending classical and traditional stylistic languages with expansive fenestration and open floor plans—in well proportioned, Shingle-style homes.
Highlight: Listed in the AD100, the Luxe Gold List, Links magazine, and Top 10 of Golf’s Most Impressive Clubhouses.
In the works: Projects on Cape Cod, and in the Hamptons, Rhode Island, South Florida and Canada.
Known for: A variety of styles, efficient and thoughtful planning, thorough research within an extensive office library and timeless solutions for difficult sites.
Highlight: Two AIA Alice Washburn Awards for the fourth consecutive year.
Highlight: A continued influx of suburban and coastal 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 in classic architecture to inform its designs, updating them for the modern age and creating home styles from a classic Bermuda Cape Dutch to a French Norman Style house.
Highlight: Recognized as one of the Top 10 Traditional Architectural Firms in the World.
In the works: Projects in Palm Beach, Jupiter, Bal Harbour, New York, Connecticut, England, India, St. Thomas, Canada, and the Middle East.
Known for: Creating memorable imagery of oceanfront, resort style, and luxury living.
Highlight: ONE Park Tower by Turnberry and The Standard Residences, Midtown Miami.
Highlight: Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach named one of 10 Best Wellness Resorts.
Highlight: Completion of Rosewood Residences, Monaco Yacht Club and Icon Marina Village.
Known for: Prioritizing materials, and redefining the relationship between the building and landscape, and to develop more natural environments for living are the firm’s mission.
Highlight: Completing residences in Miami and Pittsburgh.
Highlight: 2022 Architectural Review House Award.
Highlight: Office building in Miami and the design of prefabricated cabin for a remote site in Colorado.
In the works: Residential work in Florida and the Bahamas.
Choeff Levy Fischman Architecture + Design
Miami and Tampa
Known for: A leader in Tropical Modern architecture, the firm is known for designing exclusive single-family residences for global executives, celebrities, and professional athletes.
Highlight: New homes in Tampa, Sarasota, Panama, and the Caribbean.
Highlight: South Florida Business Journal’s Structures Award for Best Custom Single Family Home.
In the works: Villa Paradiso, a 21,000-square-foot oceanfront estate in Vero Beach, listed at $60 million.
Cronk Duch Architecture & Planning
Known for: Thoughtful and beautiful homes that integrate site features with outdoor and indoor interplay. Striving to listen and incorporate the owner‘s desires and priorities through interactive design meetings.
Highlight: Expanding its Caribbean footprint with new design commissions throughout the chain of islands and the Eastern Seaboard.
Highlight: Select commissions trending towards 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: Lectures across the nation, including one at historic Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York.
In the works: A weekend retreat in the Hudson Valley.
Rene Gonzalez Architects
Known for: An interdisciplinary approach that combines architecture, interior architecture, landscape design, and product design to create cohesive and integrative environments.
Highlight: The Prairie Avenue Residence in Miami Beach, an elevated house designed to address the challenges of rising sea levels, featured in The New York Times and the BBC Miniseries “The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes,” with a monograph on the home released in August.
Hughes Umbanhowar Architects
Hobe Sound and Venice
Known for: Channeling the vocabulary and vitality of mid-century modernism to capture and control the power of light and shadow.
Highlight: 21 PROJECTS: The Architecture of Scott Hughes and John Umbanhowar entered its second printing.
Highlight: BEACH ROAD 2 named one of the 100 most important Florida buildings of the last 100 years.
Highlight: Named Firm of the Year by the Treasure Coast Chapter, AIA; wins the American Architecture Award from The Chicago Athenaeum.
Guy Peterson/Office for Architecture
Sarasota and Cashiers
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: Two AIA Florida design awards: A Merit Award for Unbuilt Architecture and an Award of Excellence for New Work.
In the works: Two beachfront houses and three waterfront houses under construction; a beachfront home now in for permitting.
Khoury Vogt Architects
Known for: Timeless types and traditional styles inspired by architects of the early 20th century who sought to transform the classical tradition in step with the European Modern Movement.
Highlight: Continued residential design at Alys Beach, plus private homes, townhomes and condominium buildings at Kaiya, an adjoining resort.
Highlight: Homes in Alabama, Tennessee, and Central Florida.
Highlight: ICAA Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in Architecture.
SDH Studio Architecture + Design
Known for: High-end Tropical Modern architecture and design.
Highlight: Named Best of Houzz for Design and Service.
Highlight: Named 2023 Best Architect by Expertise.com.
Highlight: Design of a courtyard home around eight 100-year-old oak trees, and another in Bogota, Colombia.
In the works: A home on the ocean in Golden Beach, another in Telluride, Colorado, where a river crosses through the house; more projects abroad in Colombia, Turks & Caicos, and Belize.
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: 2022 Firm of The Year, 2022 Architect of The Year, plus three Awards of Excellence from the AIA Miami Chapter.
Highlight: Coastal residences from Palm Beach to the Florida Keys.
In the works: Coastal homes and hospitality projects including a resort in Utah.
Miami and Pompano Beach
Known for: An architectural approach that’s about not just creating but converging, with an architectural aesthetic that questions, provokes and strives to redefine the contemporary.
Highlight: Selected as one of the Top Architects in Miami in the Miami edition of Florida Design. Highlight: Nearing completion of the Z House, the Townhouses, the B House, the Split House, and the Open to the Trees House.
In the works: A new project in “14 Acres” on Long Island.
Known for: Design excellence and outstanding craftsmanship in a wide range of styles, including coastal homes that frame views, optimize natural light, and connect with the outdoors.
Highlight: John Russell Pope Award, AIA Atlanta Award for Residential Design, Palladio Award, and the Southeast Designer and Architect of the Year Award for Architecture.
Highlight: Residences in the Bahamas, Golden Isles, Naples, Palm Beach, Malibu, Santa Barbara and the Northeastern Seaboard.
de Reus Architects
Sun Valley and Kamuela
Known for: Crafting timeless contemporary architecture, anchored by a clear sense of place and a lucid reflection of the personality of each client.
Highlight: Mark de Reus’s second book, Sanctuary: Homes and Resorts, will be released by ORO Editions.
Highlight: Mountain Living: 2023 Top Mountain Architects; Build Magazine, 2023 Most Innovative Resort & Hospitality Architectural Design Firm, plus Best Coastal Residential Design Project.
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 openminded approach.
Highlight: Completion of a multigenerational family camp to bring together people and place in a beautifully crafted camp on the coast of Downeast Maine.
Highlight: 2023 Maine AIA Design Award— Honor Recipient.
Purple Cherry Architects
Annapolis, Charlottesville, Middleburg, New York, Washington, D.C.
Known for: View-oriented properties, multi-structure estates, and expertise across a range of vernaculars and interiors.
Highlight: A new book on a waterfront estate due out in summer 2024.
Highlight: New offices to open in New York and Washington, D.C., in summer, 2023.
Highlight: 2023 Luxe magazine RED Award.
Highlight: New projects in Massachusetts, on the Chesapeake Bay, and Rehoboth Bay.
Known for: A modern interpretation of classic New England architecture, and a collaborative process to place our clients’ vision at the forefront of the design process.
Highlight: Revitalization of two historically significant Chatham properties, one featured in Chatham Living magazine.
Highlight: An expansive custom residence in Chorleywood in the U.K.
In the works: New residences, additions, largescale renovations, and several multifamily housing communities.
Patrick Ahearn Architect
Known for: Classic American architecture that balances the romance of traditional design with the ideals of modern living.
Highlight: Publication of Patrick’s second book, History Reinterpreted, in late May.
Highlight: Bulfinch Award and Best of the Vineyard Award.
Highlight: Projects in Utah, Boston’s South Shore, British Columbia and Lake Erie.
In the works: Projects in metro Boston, on Martha’s Vineyard, and throughout New England.
Known for: A broad portfolio of architecture and interior design projects ranging from private residential to hospitality, housing, and commercial.
Highlight: Chatham House featured in June/July 2023 Ocean Home.
Highlight: Boston magazine’s Best of Boston Home 2023, Gold Brick in Architecture Awards 2022, Gold PRISM Awards 2022.
In the works: A 9,700-square-foot Woods Hole home by Kistler Knapp Builders and a waterside Hermosa Beach residence with Laney LA.
Vineyard Haven, Falmouth, Plymouth, and Boston
Known for: Evolving the art of dwelling through innovative and inspired narrative design.
Highlight: The Monacelli Press will publish the firm’s third book in spring 2024.
Highlight: Recently completed coastal compounds in Maine and Martha’s Vineyard, and a winter getaway in Colorado.
Highlight: Its Ontic Initiative, a not-forprofit research project exploring connections between residential design and well-being, begins this year.
Boston, Cape Cod, and Martha’s Vineyard
Known for: Taking each client’s unique aesthetic and translating it into built form, with a coastal portfolio that features a wide variety of interior and exterior aesthetics.
Highlight: In 2023, the firm celebrated its one-year anniversary in Boston’s SoWa Art + Design District.
Highlight: Kimberly Barnett named new principal in January.
Highlight: Boston magazine named the firm Best Transitional Architect, 2023; Modern Luxury Interiors Boston named it Best Architect, 2023.
Highlight: In 2023, completion of “clubhouse” next to a client’s home, with golf simulator, putting green, squash court/ half basketball court, kitchen, den, and guest suite.
Morehouse MacDonald and Associates
Known for: Designs tailored to the clients’ needs, dreams, location and context, with Shingle-Style architecture playing a role in many projects.
Highlight: A new home in Kiawah, South Carolina, an estate in Nevis, West Indies, a cottage renovation on Nantasket Beach, and Phase 2 of a Shingle Style home in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Highlight: A PRISM Award for Best Home over 6,000 square feet.
Highlight: A renovation in Concord, Massachusetts, a restoration in Stowe, Vermont, and a home in St. Kitts, West Indies.
Nicholaeff Architecture + Design
Known for: Combining location-specific modern and classical architecture while abstracting clients’ wishes and aesthetic sensibilities. Using local, sustainable materials and applying and incorporating the newest technologies.
Highlight: Major renovation that required lifting the existing frame of a house, reconfiguring interior/exterior while working with footprint, flood plain, and conservation.
In the works: A family home in Maine and a golfer’s dream house.
Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders
Known for: Fully integrated architecture and construction, creating custom homes that represent a broad range of aesthetics and scales, and that celebrate creative design and quality craftsmanship.
Highlight: Design and construction of homes throughout Cape Cod and the South Shore of Massachusetts.
Highlight: Multiple 2022 PRISM Awards, one for Best Single Family Home and two for Best Landscaping Design.
In the works: A net-zero home on the tip of Cape Cod.
Beverly and Chatham
Known for: Creating places of beauty and integrity that are timeless in style, highly functional, and thoughtfully placed in the landscape.
Highlight: An expanding team of architects and designers.
Highlight: Gold and Silver BRAGB Prism Awards; Northshore Home magazine’s Best of the North Shore for architecture and interior design; IFDA New England’s Best Commercial Design Award.
Highlight: Projects in Beverly, Marblehead, and on Cape Cod.
Bates Masi + Architects
Known for: A timeless style that seamlessly integrates with the place in which it’s located.
Highlight: Working on new opportunities to feature the firm’s work in video format, with international media producers like Architecture Hunter and The Local Project.
Highlight: 2023 AIA Peconic Award, 2023 AIA Peconic Merit Award, and 2022 AIA Long Island ArchiAward of Excellence.
Highlight: Several new waterfront residences throughout the Hamptons completed in 2022.
Bridgehampton and Miami
Known for: Custom retreats that celebrate modernism and embody the future of elevated living.
Highlight: The firm is now led by Blaze Makoid, Glen Cordova, and Lori Beppu, with a team of 20+ people.
Highlight: A Miami office expands into the Caribbean, plus Central and South America.
Highlight: AIA Long Island Archi Award, AIA Peconic Award, Architizer A+ Award Special Mention.
In the works: A 20,000-square-foot Miami residence.
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 inspiring connection and wonder.
Highlight: AIA National Small Project Award.
Highlight: Recently completed and upcoming work includes a Bay Area library, a media center for Arizona State, and a mass timber building near Dallas.
In the works: New residences in the San Juan Islands, Hawaii, British Columbia, and New Mexico.
Fairfax & Sammons
Known for: Specializing in residential architecture and urban design, and a belief in the enduring value of beauty in the private and public realms.
Highlight: A McKim, Mead & White Award
Highlight: The firm’s growing to meet demands of clients choosing innovative traditional design.
Highlight: Completion of a Charlottesville, Virginia. project.
In the works: An Upper West Side Townhouse in Manhattan.
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: A series of Park Avenue apartment renovations, a duplex penthouse renovation, a five-story townhouse, and a private school in the Financial District.
Highlight: Sara NY Design Award of Excellence, NYCxDesign Award, and Architizer A+ Awards Finalist.
Highlight: A house on Florida’s Golden Beach and another on Sanibel Island.
Andre Kikoski Architect
Known for: Architecture that is transformative and transformational, to help people lead better lives, to advance communities and make the world a better place.
Highlight: Completion of homes in Miami, Sag Harbor, and San Diego.
Highlight: Projects that examine the future of living, work, and food.
Highlight: 2022 Global Business Insight Awards, Best Interior Design Solutions, United States.
Highlight: LTG Global Awards Architecture Firm of the Year, 2021.
Kligerman Architecture & Design
Known for: Distinctive design rooted in tradition, but modern in its sculptural forms, taut detailing, glass expanses—and often, a touch of whimsy.
Highlight: 2022 relocation to 500 Fifth Avenue in New York.
Highlight: Four new partners named: Margie Lavender, Ross Padluck, Joe Carline, and Drew Davis.
Highlight: Added to Luxe Gold List, AD 100, and Elle Décor A List.
In the works: Homes in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Miami Beach.
Leroy Street Studio
Known for: A range of projects, using aesthetics as a means to an end and as a tool for capturing large-scale opportunities of site and landscape.
Highlight: Two New York townhouse renovations designed by the firm’s architects and interior design group.
Highlight: A Lower East Side affordable housing project feature in the Architect’s Newspaper.
Highlight: An Upper West Side residence in Introspective/First Dibs.
Highlight: Completion of a home in the Hamptons.
Known for: A dynamic and sustainable approach to design, a dedication to modern residential architecture—and harmonizing site, form and green practices.
Highlight: Nick Martin featured in David Sokol’s Hamptons Modern by Monacelli Press.
Highlight: 2022 AIA Peconic Honor Award, 2022 IDA Award for Kitchen Design, and Architizer A+ Finalist for Residential Interiors.
In the Works: Twelve projects started in 2022 including a guest house on Shinnecock Bay.
Peter Pennoyer Architects
New York and Miami
Known for: Sophisticated detail, high quality craftsmanship and a nimble balance between comfort, beauty, modernity and continuity with the past.
Highlight: Opening of the PPA Conservation division.
Highlight: Peter Pennoyer Architects: City/ Country published by Vendome Press in October.
Highlight: McKim, Mead & White Award for Residential Architecture/ Multi-Unit Projects.
In the works: Projects in East Hampton, New York, Connecticut and Florida.
Sawyer / Berson
Known for: Working in a variety of styles for designs in traditional and modern vocabularies, supported by rigorous historical, contextual, and technical research, all developed in close consultation with the client.
Highlight: A new book published on September 12, accompanied by a new website.
Highlight: AD 100 2022; AD 200 2023
Highlight: Completion of a new waterfront house on Mecox Bay in Bridgehampton, as well as a new home in Southampton for Dune Furniture CEO and founder Richard Shemtov.
Schafer Buccellato Architects
Known for: Translating the best of traditional architecture for connected, welcoming spaces in modern life.
Highlight: G. P. Schafer Architect joins forces with Buccellato Design in fall 2023.
Highlight: Gil Shafer’s book, Home at Last, published by Rizzoli, spring 2024.
Highlight: 2022 McKim, Mead & White Award for Residential Architecture.
Highlight: 2023 Palladio Award for Interior Design from Traditional Building magazine.
In the works: Projects in Virginia, Maine, Florida, Connecticut, and California.
Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
Known for: Casual, warm modernism using rich natural materials and a strong dialog with natural surroundings.
Highlight: AIA Peconic 2023 Daniel J. Rowen Memorial Design Awards: a Juror Award to Viola Rouhani for Light House, the Hugh Jackman House in Architectural Digest, and a Merit Award to Viola Rouhani for Butter Lane, both in Architecture Category.
Highlight: Book launch at New York’s Dom Interior and book signing at Sag Harbor’s JanGeorge Interiors.
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Known for: Sophisticated residential, commercial, and institutional projects, from the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, Va., to a recordbreaking apartment building at 220 Central Park South in New York.
Highlight: Transforming the Bicentennial Buildings into the Yale Schwarzman Center.
Highlight: Two Palladio Awards from Traditional Building magazine.
In the works: South Flagler House, a mixed-use development in West Palm Beach.
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: A name change from Deborah Berke Partners to TenBerke, to evoke the powers of ten.
Highlight: AD100 Hall of Fame 2023.
Highlight: ELLE Décor A-List Titan 2023.
In the works: Homes in coastal Connecticut, eastern Long Island; reimagining an 1884 East Hampton boarding house as a single family home.
New York, Minneapolis, Greenwich, and Nantucket
Known for: A contextually modern, meticulously detailed approach, with a focus on extraordinary craftsmanship.
Highlight: Projects in Florida, the Caribbean, the Cape, Martha’s Vineyard, Connecticut, Maine, Yellowstone, Banff, and California.
Highlight: Named to Top 100 Interior Design Giants 2023, Sustainability Giants 2023, Hospitality Giants 2023, Luxe Gold List, Elle Décor’s A-List, Luxe RED Award, NYC x Design Award.
Known for: Regionally tempered modernism that learns from time-tested coastal architecture while
engaging with the challenges of the present.
Highlight: With the sudden passing of founder, Michael Kersting, partners Mark Wilson and Toby Keeton are carrying on the legacy the firm established over the past three decades.
Highlight: Wilmington AIA chapter honor and citation AIA awards.
Highlight: A home designed by the firm set real estate sales records when sold this year.
In the works: A floating restaurant to be permanently moored off of the coast of Wrightsville Beach, the
reimagining of a celebrated oceanfront beach club, and several luxury coastal residences.
Known for: A new traditional architecture, respectful of history and its local context, but completely modern in plan and technologies.
Highlight: Top 50 Traditional Architects in the World.
Highlight: David Andreozzi is past president of New England chapter of the ICAA, and cohost of Architectural Delight, interviewing some of the top designers in the world at architecturaldelight.org.
In the works: Residential projects from New England to Florida.
Michael G. Imber Architects
Known for: Work that’s strong in historic sentiment, yet modern in its execution; a sensitivity to culture, landscape, material, and craft.
Highlight: Completing an Ohio writer’s retreat, a Tennessee family compound, and continued progress on the Alys Beach Town Center.
Highlight: Projects in Mexico, Florida, Montana, Colorado, California, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Missouri and Texas:
Highlight: 2023 Luxe RED Award and 2023 AIA Crain Award.
San Antonio and Austin
Known for: Architecture that’s rooted in its place, responding in a meaningful way to the natural or built environment.
Highlight: Grand opening of Trinity University’s Dicke Hall, San Antonio’s first mass timber higher education building.
Highlight: Marfa Ranch residence named one of Dezeen’s Top 10 Houses of 2022.
Highlight: Residential Design Honor Award, Architizer A+ Award, Texas Society of Architects Design Award and an ASLA Texas Award of Excellence.
Cutler Anderson Architects
Known for: Designs based upon a sensitivity to the institution, the place, and the materials; spending time to understand the sense of place and reflect its essence and spirit through site and building design.
Highlight: Projects across three continents, including cabins, residences, libraries, resorts, churches and government ventures.
Highlight: Recently completed home/guest house on Puget Sound.
Highlight: 2023 Citation Award in Residential Design magazine.
Known for: Sustainable projects that work closely with the land, are built to last for generations, with a process that’s as rigorous as it is daring. The enduring desire is to push the limits of what’s possible—in service to clients, communities, cultures, and landscapes.
Highlight: 2022 AIA Seattle Honor Award. Highlight: 2023 AIA National Housing Award.
Highlight: 2023 AIA National Small Projects Award.
Highlight: 2022 AIA Seattle Award of Honor.
Highlight: Residential Design Awards 2023 Citation Award
Known for: Attentiveness to what is human, a promise to do right by the land, and design that outlasts trends.
Highlight: A dozen homes in the San Juan Archipelago, homes in the Cascade Range and Seattle area, a winery in Washington’s Willamette Valley, and several restaurants in the Seattle area.
Highlight: A home in Seattle that maximizes functionality and aesthetics within a limited footprint.
Highlight: Northwest and Pacific AIA Design Awards and a Merit Award.
Olson Kundig Architects
Known for: A collaborative global design practice led by 13 principal/owners whose work responds to and expands the context of built and natural landscapes.
Highlight: Completed projects in the Bay Area, Napa Valley, the Bahamas and Seattle.
Highlight: Architizer A+ Award, Best Large Firm, AIA Small Project award and AD100 List.
In the works: Projects spanning North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Bahamas, and the Turks & Caicos.
John Doak Architecture
Known for: A signature architecture described locally as “Cayman Style,” and also “of this place, Cayman.”
Highlight: Completion of a number of apartment buildings on the ocean, and continued design of beach houses.
Highlight: In 2022, the firm designed Cayman’s first “Overwater Bungalows” for an exclusive boutique resort.
Highlight: In 2022, the firm completed John Doak’s home in Cayman—a challenging post-Covid experience but immensely satisfying.