Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Mark Hutker's presentation for his newest book "A Sense of Place" at Highfield Hall and Garden's in Falmouth. I always love hearing about what drives people to be leaders in the field of design. This lecture focused on Hutker Architects complete design process, and how they work hand in hand with their clients and local artisans to create homes that speak to their local vernacular and family icons for decades to come.
It brought me back to my design roots, and got me thinking how right he really was. As designer's it is our job to cultivate familial relationships within the home to enhance everyday life with beauty and comfort, but it doesn't stop there. Living in such a historic part of the country, we have a huge hand in preserving what we were passed down by generations that came before us. Making intentional design decisions that implement local materials and craftsmanship are two ways that we can make a conscious effort towards this great cause.
Have you discovered Hutker Architects? I would highly HIGHLY recommend "A Sense of Place" to anyone who loves design and architecture that is one with it's surroundings and is the cornerstone for cultivating family relationships over generations. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the book.