February 18, 2019
SKETCHBOOK: WHAT’S NEW
NEW PAGE ADDED TO STUDIO
We’ve added a new page to our GeorgeStudio page, showing the process followed to design the custom wrought-iron gate at the entrance to Mission Millworks and GeorgeArchitecture. It’s an interesting snapshot into the importance we place on our sketches, and the exploratory and iterative nature these drawings usually take.
OUR NEW WEBSITE…
Our new website is up and running, and we’ll be adding a tremendous amount of content to it over the coming weeks. Rather than wait to publish it when we have everything in it, however, we’ve decided to publish all of our pages now, but with reduced content (some pages are placeholders, to be frank).
Why the Change?
Although we were very pleased with our last website, we were finding it more and more cumbersome to update (April 2016!!!), wholly dependent on the Mac/Apple eco-system, and able to be authored on only one machine at a time. We were looking for a web-based authoring software that was CSS based, OS neutral, had beautiful templates, and was highly customizable; we quickly settled on Squarespace.
Bear With Us…
Our content is sparse at the moment, and we’ll be making a ton of tweaks and adjustments, but if we did our homework we should have a full and image-rich website in a very short period of time. Once all is up and running smoothly, we plan on adding a Sketchbook post about our experience with Squarespace.
Our practice was opened in 2004, and have developed a diverse portfolio of projects that explore a core set of beliefs and principles. Key among these is our emphasis on people; the notion that architecture is an art form dependent on human interaction and participation. We are often asked, “What kind of architecture do you do—residential, commercial…?” We are equally comfortable with all types of architecture, as our skills and interests transcend building types. We seek clients who appreciate quality space, value design, and participate in the process that is architecture.
Architecture remains for us the quest for beauty in the built environment.
We have a passion for people and design, and delight in creating environments into which our clients can deeply connect.
Regardless of project size, we seek clients who appreciate the notion of quality, and value the efforts necessary to achieve it.
Design is a process, not an end result; it is dynamic and highly participatory. Participation is key to enriched experiences.
Ours is a profession of perpetual learning and development, and continued exploration and experimentation.
The notion of craftsmanship and discipline pervades all our principles and techniques.
Participation in the larger community is essential; volunteerism is a key tenet of our practice.