Fernau & Hartman and SHoP Architects Featured in Architectural Record
August 1, 2006 -- Fernau & Hartman's Avis Ranch and SHoP Architects' Mitchell Park and Arena are among the featured projects in July's Architectural Record.
On a ranch with 17,000 acres of spectacular Montana scenery, why would you build your country house on the lowest part of the land, close to the road? Why split it up into a series of small buildings, rather than gather family and guests under one roof? Because you're thinking like a farmer, not an interloper, explains Richard Fernau, FAIA.
The Berkeley, California, firm Fernau & Hartman recycled the old, added some new, and moved things around to connect the Avis Ranch to its rugged Montana setting.
Read the full article on page 118 in the July issue.
Mitchell Park and Arena
White-clapboard saltboxes, temple-fronted Greek Revivals, and bracketed, frilled, and bay-windowed Victorians have made Greenport, a tiny, 168-year-old seaport at the easternmost reach of New York's Long Island, an idiosyncratic barometer of architectural style. But the years after World War II, when shipbuilding died, were not kind to the 1-square-mile town of just 2,100 people.
It took three phases and 12 years, but NYC firm SHoP Architects shepherded Mitchell Park into the revitalization of a once-despondent town.
Read the full story on page 94 in the July issue.