Places We Love

In honor of Valentine’s Day, our staff has compiled an addition to our ever-popular Places We Love series. The form and function vary from place to place, but across the board, these destinations occupy a special location in our hearts. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, and we encourage you to share the … Continue reading

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

Our Favorite Vacation Destinations

With the official start of summer only five days away and summer trips already underway, we thought we would share with you some of our staff’s favorite vacation destinations. Ranging in draw from serene and isolated to lively and dense, our staff’s go-to get-away locations are sure to inspire even the most seasoned traveler.   Chicago, Illinois (submitted by … Continue reading

Portland, Maine: An Old City Becoming New Again

It is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since presenting my Graduate Thesis project at University of Maryland. My thesis was an urban renewal project focused on bringing housing and building mass to help re-define streets and park edges in a part of Portland, Maine, from 295 to the downtown waterfront, cut … Continue reading

Travelogue: Discovering the Iberian Peninsula

A portion of my ancestry can be traced back to the Iberian Peninsula, specifically Spain. Seeing it first hand –  the people, the culture, and, of course, the architecture – is something I’ve wanted to do for some time now.  Spain’s diversity of culture peaked my interest the most, from the northern Basque region to the … Continue reading

Travelogue: Wonders of Natural Stone in Verona

Faithful readers, you will recall in June, at the conclusion of my Chicago travelogue, I had hoped my next travelogue would come from Verona, Italy in the autumn.  Well, I ended up waiting until my return to write it, but indeed, this post will chronicle my Veronese stone experience. With much anticipation, and great appreciation, … Continue reading

Our Favorite Vacation Destinations

With summer nearing a close and labor day just around the corner, we thought we would share with you some of our favorite vacation destinations from this summer and past vacations. An adventurous group, our staff has knack for finding, exploring, and relaxing in some of the most amazing places around the world. Northern Minnesota/Ontario … 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