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Ike Kligerman Barkley
At Ike Kligerman Barkley, our architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through good design. 

We collaborate with our clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In our 25 years, we’ve designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard. 

Our two offices in New York City and San Francisco enable us to serve clients smoothly from coast to coast and beyond. In both locations, we realize our projects through traditional handicraft and cutting-edge processes. Structures are imagined in impressionistic watercolors and communicated through sketches; they are also digitally rendered and designed using the latest technologies, including our in-house 3D printer. From these initial designs through construction, we focus on selecting the best materials. Enduring material integrity is a hallmark of our work.

We have been fortunate to receive numerous awards, including the AIA New York Chapter Award, the DDB Stars of Design Award, the ICAA Julia Morgan Award and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as participating in the AD100 since 1995. In 2010, the Monacelli Press published our first monograph, Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses; we have recently embarked on our second book with the publisher, to be released in 2015. 
5.18.17
McAlpine
McAlpine Interiors is the partnership of Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier. Their interiors firm, in existence since 1997, attracts clients from across the United States with designs for both the public and private sectors including residences, restaurants and a chapel. They maintain offices in Atlanta, Nashville and New York. The driving concept of the firm is to create timeless, emotionally evocative interiors that reflect the vision and needs of their clients. The firm’s founder, Bobby McAlpine, is known for his acclaimed work both in the architectural and interiors field and follows in his work the pursuit to create “the inheritable house.” It is this approach which has led the firm to regional, national and internationally recognized work in publications such as Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Veranda, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home and British House and Garden. Having always produced custom furniture, McAlpine debuted his own furniture line, McAlpine Home, in 2002 with upholstered pieces by Lee Industries in North Carolina and English-made case goods from MacRae in Atlanta. In his best-selling book from Rizzoli International, McAlpine speaks poignantly from his head and heart about everyone’s personal search for home. Armed with the perspective of a southerner and an arsenal of architectural experience, he reveals his thoughts on grace, the human condition, tenderness of place and what we know to be true in our lives, all based on his body of work created over the last three decades.
5.18.17

Gaines and Bosses

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Ike Kligerman Barkley
At Ike Kligerman Barkley, our architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through good design. 

We collaborate with our clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In our 25 years, we’ve designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard. 

Our two offices in New York City and San Francisco enable us to serve clients smoothly from coast to coast and beyond. In both locations, we realize our projects through traditional handicraft and cutting-edge processes. Structures are imagined in impressionistic watercolors and communicated through sketches; they are also digitally rendered and designed using the latest technologies, including our in-house 3D printer. From these initial designs through construction, we focus on selecting the best materials. Enduring material integrity is a hallmark of our work.

We have been fortunate to receive numerous awards, including the AIA New York Chapter Award, the DDB Stars of Design Award, the ICAA Julia Morgan Award and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as participating in the AD100 since 1995. In 2010, the Monacelli Press published our first monograph, Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses; we have recently embarked on our second book with the publisher, to be released in 2015. 
5.11.17

Lakeberry Retreat

Wild blueberries on the property inspired the name for ourcabin in the woods.This past winterIn 2012 my husband and I were looking fora place to getaway on weekends and bring our two boys to connect with nature. We found this quaint cabin in the Pocono Mountains about two hours from our home in New York. Sitting atop a hill with large rocks forclimbing, a lake for fishing, and tall trees for climbing; it was a perfect fit.However, the cabin was empty, exceptfor a family of squirrels, for severa . . .

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McAlpine
McAlpine Interiors is the partnership of Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier. Their interiors firm, in existence since 1997, attracts clients from across the United States with designs for both the public and private sectors including residences, restaurants and a chapel. They maintain offices in Atlanta, Nashville and New York. The driving concept of the firm is to create timeless, emotionally evocative interiors that reflect the vision and needs of their clients. The firm’s founder, Bobby McAlpine, is known for his acclaimed work both in the architectural and interiors field and follows in his work the pursuit to create “the inheritable house.” It is this approach which has led the firm to regional, national and internationally recognized work in publications such as Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Veranda, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home and British House and Garden. Having always produced custom furniture, McAlpine debuted his own furniture line, McAlpine Home, in 2002 with upholstered pieces by Lee Industries in North Carolina and English-made case goods from MacRae in Atlanta. In his best-selling book from Rizzoli International, McAlpine speaks poignantly from his head and heart about everyone’s personal search for home. Armed with the perspective of a southerner and an arsenal of architectural experience, he reveals his thoughts on grace, the human condition, tenderness of place and what we know to be true in our lives, all based on his body of work created over the last three decades.
5.11.17

Doodle Brain

Our series on hand drawing continues with Kevin Laferriere:Design can be a messy business. Matters of construction, comfort, climate, economy, emotion, and beauty all vie for precedence as a project progresses. An architectural project is essentially a bridge on which these opposing forces will inevitably collide. A work of architecture ends up being the embodiment of a holistic solution. Such a solution requires a holistic approach. Sketching by hand fits this bill quite nicely.I speak for myse . . .

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McAlpine
McAlpine Interiors is the partnership of Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier. Their interiors firm, in existence since 1997, attracts clients from across the United States with designs for both the public and private sectors including residences, restaurants and a chapel. They maintain offices in Atlanta, Nashville and New York. The driving concept of the firm is to create timeless, emotionally evocative interiors that reflect the vision and needs of their clients. The firm’s founder, Bobby McAlpine, is known for his acclaimed work both in the architectural and interiors field and follows in his work the pursuit to create “the inheritable house.” It is this approach which has led the firm to regional, national and internationally recognized work in publications such as Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Veranda, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home and British House and Garden. Having always produced custom furniture, McAlpine debuted his own furniture line, McAlpine Home, in 2002 with upholstered pieces by Lee Industries in North Carolina and English-made case goods from MacRae in Atlanta. In his best-selling book from Rizzoli International, McAlpine speaks poignantly from his head and heart about everyone’s personal search for home. Armed with the perspective of a southerner and an arsenal of architectural experience, he reveals his thoughts on grace, the human condition, tenderness of place and what we know to be true in our lives, all based on his body of work created over the last three decades.
5.4.17

Susan Ferrier of McALPINE at the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse

We are pleased to announce that Susan Ferrier, Atlanta-based partner at McALPINE, and her team have designed a room at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, one of the countrys most prestigious and influential show houses. Susan is representing McALPINE with a bedroom she calls Moonlight in the Forest.The room is inspired by the warmth of the earth and the secrets it holds. Archeological artifacts, and textures inspired by them, excite the eye while calming layers of drapery in deep green wool and . . .

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Ike Kligerman Barkley
At Ike Kligerman Barkley, our architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through good design. 

We collaborate with our clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In our 25 years, we’ve designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard. 

Our two offices in New York City and San Francisco enable us to serve clients smoothly from coast to coast and beyond. In both locations, we realize our projects through traditional handicraft and cutting-edge processes. Structures are imagined in impressionistic watercolors and communicated through sketches; they are also digitally rendered and designed using the latest technologies, including our in-house 3D printer. From these initial designs through construction, we focus on selecting the best materials. Enduring material integrity is a hallmark of our work.

We have been fortunate to receive numerous awards, including the AIA New York Chapter Award, the DDB Stars of Design Award, the ICAA Julia Morgan Award and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as participating in the AD100 since 1995. In 2010, the Monacelli Press published our first monograph, Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses; we have recently embarked on our second book with the publisher, to be released in 2015. 
5.3.17

Chicken Coops

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WRJ Design Associates, LTD
5.3.17

Treasure Hunt

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Tim Barber, Ltd.
Before launching Tim Barber Ltd in 1994, Tim worked in urbam reclamation, histroc preservation and adaptive re-use. Two decades later, with hundreds of completed projects the firm is widely publish and celebrated as definitive interpreter of Souther California architectural varnacular in projects ranging from mixed-used fevelopments and multi-family housing to large estates and custom family homes. In 2012, the firmed earned LEED Gold rating for new traditional home in Sherman Oaks
5.1.17

Standing Proud: Preserving Architectural Heritage in LA

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Ike Kligerman Barkley
At Ike Kligerman Barkley, our architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through good design. 

We collaborate with our clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In our 25 years, we’ve designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard. 

Our two offices in New York City and San Francisco enable us to serve clients smoothly from coast to coast and beyond. In both locations, we realize our projects through traditional handicraft and cutting-edge processes. Structures are imagined in impressionistic watercolors and communicated through sketches; they are also digitally rendered and designed using the latest technologies, including our in-house 3D printer. From these initial designs through construction, we focus on selecting the best materials. Enduring material integrity is a hallmark of our work.

We have been fortunate to receive numerous awards, including the AIA New York Chapter Award, the DDB Stars of Design Award, the ICAA Julia Morgan Award and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as participating in the AD100 since 1995. In 2010, the Monacelli Press published our first monograph, Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses; we have recently embarked on our second book with the publisher, to be released in 2015. 
4.27.17

More than a Reading Room

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McAlpine
McAlpine Interiors is the partnership of Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier. Their interiors firm, in existence since 1997, attracts clients from across the United States with designs for both the public and private sectors including residences, restaurants and a chapel. They maintain offices in Atlanta, Nashville and New York. The driving concept of the firm is to create timeless, emotionally evocative interiors that reflect the vision and needs of their clients. The firm’s founder, Bobby McAlpine, is known for his acclaimed work both in the architectural and interiors field and follows in his work the pursuit to create “the inheritable house.” It is this approach which has led the firm to regional, national and internationally recognized work in publications such as Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Veranda, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home and British House and Garden. Having always produced custom furniture, McAlpine debuted his own furniture line, McAlpine Home, in 2002 with upholstered pieces by Lee Industries in North Carolina and English-made case goods from MacRae in Atlanta. In his best-selling book from Rizzoli International, McAlpine speaks poignantly from his head and heart about everyone’s personal search for home. Armed with the perspective of a southerner and an arsenal of architectural experience, he reveals his thoughts on grace, the human condition, tenderness of place and what we know to be true in our lives, all based on his body of work created over the last three decades.
4.27.17

en plein air

Our series on hand drawing continues, with McLean Jenkins:When one travels and works with visual things, one uses ones eyes and draws, so as to fix deep down in ones experience what is seen. All this means first to look, and then to observe, and finally perhaps to discover.-Le CorbusierI discovered this quote by the famous architect, Le Corbusier, early on in my architecture career and it has stuck with me in the way it describes drawing as essential to our understanding of the world. It also im . . .

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McAlpine
McAlpine Interiors is the partnership of Bobby McAlpine, Ray Booth and Susan Ferrier. Their interiors firm, in existence since 1997, attracts clients from across the United States with designs for both the public and private sectors including residences, restaurants and a chapel. They maintain offices in Atlanta, Nashville and New York. The driving concept of the firm is to create timeless, emotionally evocative interiors that reflect the vision and needs of their clients. The firm’s founder, Bobby McAlpine, is known for his acclaimed work both in the architectural and interiors field and follows in his work the pursuit to create “the inheritable house.” It is this approach which has led the firm to regional, national and internationally recognized work in publications such as Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, House Beautiful, Veranda, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, Traditional Home and British House and Garden. Having always produced custom furniture, McAlpine debuted his own furniture line, McAlpine Home, in 2002 with upholstered pieces by Lee Industries in North Carolina and English-made case goods from MacRae in Atlanta. In his best-selling book from Rizzoli International, McAlpine speaks poignantly from his head and heart about everyone’s personal search for home. Armed with the perspective of a southerner and an arsenal of architectural experience, he reveals his thoughts on grace, the human condition, tenderness of place and what we know to be true in our lives, all based on his body of work created over the last three decades.
4.20.17

Drawing Class

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Ike Kligerman Barkley
At Ike Kligerman Barkley, our architecture and interior departments work throughout history and across styles, always seeking to enhance life through good design. 

We collaborate with our clients, craftsmen and colleagues to produce personalized living environments as well as the occasional high profile public building. In our 25 years, we’ve designed buildings across the country and around the world: a Georgian townhouse in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston; a mountain lodge in Aspen; a loft in a repurposed butter factory in Manhattan; a vernacular white villa in Cabo San Lucas; a Romanesque building on Stanford’s campus; and a rambling, weathered shingle house in Martha’s Vineyard. 

Our two offices in New York City and San Francisco enable us to serve clients smoothly from coast to coast and beyond. In both locations, we realize our projects through traditional handicraft and cutting-edge processes. Structures are imagined in impressionistic watercolors and communicated through sketches; they are also digitally rendered and designed using the latest technologies, including our in-house 3D printer. From these initial designs through construction, we focus on selecting the best materials. Enduring material integrity is a hallmark of our work.

We have been fortunate to receive numerous awards, including the AIA New York Chapter Award, the DDB Stars of Design Award, the ICAA Julia Morgan Award and the ICAA Stanford White Award, as well as participating in the AD100 since 1995. In 2010, the Monacelli Press published our first monograph, Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses; we have recently embarked on our second book with the publisher, to be released in 2015. 
4.19.17

Diamond in the Rough

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