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Revisiting My Yale School of Architecture First-Year Building Project

I attended the Yale School of Architecture in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the student protests of the 1960s. What drew me to Yale...

Spotted Around New York: Via 57 West

Replacing slide-rules, drawing boards, and pencils and ink, contemporary computer assisted design inspires new creative possibilities in architectural conception. Geometry is eternal; however new tools allow more complexity in design...

Spotted Around New York: Pomander Walk

I’m not entirely sure if Pomander Walk is the shortest street in Manhattan, but it’s certainly the most unexpected. This one-block stretch of Tudoresque row houses is tucked between Broadway...

A Visit to Atlanta: Civil Rights History and a Unique...

A visit to our daughter and son-in-law in Atlanta brings the pleasures of family, southern breakfasts, and an introduction to a new palette of architectural expressions. Exploring the eclectic mix...

Spotted Around New York: The Pythian Building

Egypt in Manhattan? A colorful Egyptian colonnade, giant urns carried by teams of yellow, red, and green oxen, and Assyrian heads! Not just at the Metropolitan Museum! A glazed blue...

Like Fred and Ginger: Architecture and Ballroom Dance

When my ballroom teacher said, “You’re an architect. You should know about the geometry of the dance patterns,” I started to think about the links between my foray into ballroom...

FKA Pool House Featured in Design NJ

Our Essex Fells pool house, designed in 2012, was featured in the June/July 2017 issue of Design NJ magazine. The pool house was added to look like an original farm building,...

Prairie School Kitchen FKA Renovation Featured in Old House Journal

This large Montclair home was designed by the architect George W. Maher, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1904. Maher was part of the Prairie School Style, which blended...

FKA Renaissance Villa Featured in Home & Garden

Our Renaissance villa was featured in New Jersey Home & Garden, where it was praised for “combining the best of contemporary architectural design with the spirit of the Italian Renaissance… at once monumental...