Our Attention to Craft and Detail
Andrew Mann Architecture brings the same attention and finesse to how our projects are built as we do to the development of the overall design concepts. Our work focuses on the crispness of line and simplicity of detail. The elegant designs we arrive at come from a rigorous understanding of how architecture is constructed. At a detailed level, we focus on the innate characteristics of materials, how they meet at surfaces and corners, and how they will actually be installed by your contractor. The importance of craft informs all of our design decisions.
Within this context, our firm is committed to making healthy buildings, which are energy and resource efficient, and make use of natural materials. We find that retaining and reusing existing materials is an important and useful sustainable design strategy. We also bring this same appreciation for craft to the development of our drawings, providing thorough and detailed documents for your contractor to work from.