If you are an artist dreaming of the perfect studio, you'll be happy to know that your vision has become a reality.
The Chadds Ford Artist's Studio, designed by Moger Mehrhof Architects, won The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chesapeake Bay Chapter 2011 Citation Award for residential design. This equestrian inspired artist's studio also won the first place Honor Award, voted by fellow architects.
As explained by the jury, "We appreciate the graceful rotation of this new studio addition from the main house in order to set up natural lighting appropriate for a painting studio. The addition is in harmony with the existing residence. The procession from the home to studio sets up a sophisticated transition to an open, light filled, elegantly detailed studio space."
Principal Kirby Mehrhof has been an avid Vectorworks user since the early 90s. "Once we do a few paper napkin sketches to establish a design direction, we use Vectorworks to build a schematic model to show the client the massing of the proposed scheme," says Mehrhof. "We also use the model to quickly generate perspective views that become the basis of our renderings. We then develop the rest of the project on Vectorworks Architect, taking it through construction documents using all the great documenting and detailing features. We save significant amounts of time by making extensive use of automated schedules and reports.”
To view more pictures of this studio, please visit Moger Mehrhof Architects' website.