When designing additions to my client's homes my strategy is based on the
unique circumstances of the client's project, their
budgets, and the existing house and site.
In adding on to a house, I usually to defer to the existing design. My greatest professional desire is that the original architect will declare that my design is a natural response to an enlarged project - while it might not "look like it had always been there", the completed project respects their original vision.
I encourage clients to improve their homes by looking for inspiration from the
exemplary practitioners of each home's particular style. In the case of remodeling homes that in
no way meet my client's requirements, I have found that correcting the deficiencies of the
original design allows us to transform the home beyond my client's expectations - we are the
only people who remember the house's previous unsatisfying condition.
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