Q&A With 2015 Travel Fellow Valerie Sherry

Valerie Sherry, 2015 David M. Schwarz Architects Traveling Fellow from the University of Maryland recently completed her travels through India and Turkey before starting her 10-week internship here in our Washington, D.C. offices. Valerie will be heading back to the University of Maryland to complete her Master of Architecture program. We caught up with Valerie to … Continue reading

Q&A With 2015 Travel Fellow Maggie Holsinger

One of five recipients of the DMSAS Traveling Fellowship 2015, Maggie Holsinger traveled to the United Kingdom and Ireland before beginning her 10-week internship in our Washington, D.C. office. Before she heads back to Notre Dame to finish the final year of her undergraduate studies, we caught up with Maggie to talk about her travels and … Continue reading

Designing Contextually in a Place Without Context

Before pursuing the question of what it means to design contextually, we need to make sure we are on the same page about the term context. The dictionary shows it to mean “the circumstances, background or setting where a particular act or event occurs.” As far as architecture is concerned, the context is usually thought … Continue reading

Alpharetta City Hall Opens as Centerpiece of New Development

We are pleased to announce and celebrate the grand opening of the new Alpharetta City Hall, at the heart of Alpharetta, Georgia’s new Downtown City Center Master Plan. We would like to congratulate Mayor David Belle Isle, the Alpharetta City Council, and the city of Alpharetta on their new landmark. The traditional design of the … Continue reading

Q&A with 2014 DMSAS Fellow Allison Palmadesso

One of four DMSAS Fellowship recipients in 2014, Allison Palmadesso will be entering her final year at the University of Maryland in the Fall. Before beginning her 10 week internship with the firm, Allison took her fellowship travels to Turkey, Germany and Amsterdam. We talked with Allison about her travels and her time at DMSAS … Continue reading

Q&A with 2014 DMSAS Fellow Patrick Riordon

One of four recipients of the DMSAS Traveling Fellowship in 2014, Patrick Riordon took his fellowship travels to Japan before beginning his 10 week internship at the firm. Before he heads back to the University of Notre Dame for his final year of under graduate studies, we caught up with Patrick to talk about his travels and … Continue reading

Celebrating Retail Innovation in Las Vegas

Recently, two occurrences converged to create a great excuse for a party – not that one ever needs an excuse for a party. This past winter and early spring, our Las Vegas retail, dining and entertainment (RDE) project for Caesars Entertainment, the LINQ, had what can best be described as a soft opening. From late … Continue reading

Craftsmanship Series: Lighting The Smith Center

Architects who enjoy developing all of the details of a project from massing concepts to stair railings, will understand that working on The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV was an extraordinary experience. From the Italian marble walls and floors to the custom metal railings and grilles; the custom Venetian plaster … Continue reading

Rebuilding The Past: The Controversial Case of Berlin’s Stadtschloss, Part II

This post is the second in a two-part series by DMSAS Intern Architect Julian Murphy. Before joining the firm full time last summer, Julian served as a DMSAS Travel Fellow from the University of Notre Dame. Julian graduated from Notre Dame with an BArch in May 2012. You can read Part I of the series here. The … Continue reading

Rebuilding The Past: The Controversial Case of Berlin’s Stadtschloss, Part I

This post is the first in a two-part series by DMSAS Intern Architect Julian Murphy. Before joining the firm full time last summer, Julian served as a DMSAS Travel Fellow from the University of Notre Dame. Julian graduated from Notre Dame with an BArch in May 2012. As a part of my DMSAS travel fellowship, … Continue reading

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