St. Luke's Parish House

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, built in 1910 as a half-scale version of a Gothic stone church in England, is located on the Village Green in the Historic District of East Hampton Village.  Having outgrown their existing dilapidated Parish House, the parish hired us to design a new Parish House that doubled the size of the existing one.  Domestic-scale was maintained with sensitively designed massing and by placing one third of the additional area in the basement. Carefully selected materials – board and batten and Tudor half-timber framed stucco –  both repeat existing on-site features and express the new addition as an outbuilding to the original stone Church.  This project was published in Traditional Building Magazine's December 2012 issue.

Completions date: 2011
Building area:12,740 square feet
Location: East Hampton, New York
Role: Partner-in-Charge*
Photography: Robert Benson

Robins Visitor Center at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Our assignment was to design a new visitor center for the eighty-two acre Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA; which was established in 1982. The building, designed in a traditional Palladian style characteristic of the regional vernacular, supports the historic landscape, but is also perceived to be integral to it as well. One enters the building through a columned portico into an interior octagonal rotunda, where guests check-in and orient themselves. The building contains exhibition, lecture, retail, and dining spaces, each of which opens onto expansive terraces.

Completion date: 1999
Building area: 23,000 square feet 
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Role: Project Manager/Architect, Design Architect*
Photography: Robert Benson