Architecture, Interiors & Landscape: The Power of Creative Collaboration

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Scott Sottile and  Andrew Oyen, Guest Lecturers
1 AIA CES Learning Unit|Elective

Free for ICAA Members
$20 General Public

Registration will close 1 hour prior to the event.

For more than thirty years, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects has been one of the country’s leading residential architecture firms, renowned for the design of custom homes that embody a mastery of traditional architectural vocabularies, an unmatched dedication to craftsmanship, and a deep understanding of the dynamic collaboration between clients, architecture, interiors, landscape, and construction. As illustrated in their new book COLLABORATIONS: Architecture Interiors Landscapes—which features an extensive body of work across the country—Ferguson & Shamamian’s singular approach to architectural design seamlessly harmonizes timeless, understated classical character, proportion and detail with a keen understanding of their clients’ tastes, desires, and necessities for modern life.

Join firm partner Scott Sottile and principal Andrew Oyen as they pull back the curtain to show how the firm creates a dialogue between past and present, form and functionality to design residences that each have their own unique story, architectural directive, and custom details. As they open the doors to projects in California, Maine and Connecticut, they will share how their collaborative approach allows them to design truly one-of-a-kind residences that reflect the lives and personalities of their clients.

About the speakers:
Andrew Oyen’s passion for aesthetics and how people live comes from a family background in the decorative arts. Andrew began his career as an architect within an interior design firm, learning how to create balance between the two disciplines, a practice he draws from for each of his projects. Since joining Ferguson & Shamamian architects in 1996, Andrew’s early experience has informed everything from his first meeting with a client and helping themto envision how they will live in their residence, through the development of plans, finishes, and details. Andrew received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, with a focus in Architectural History and Urbanism, and attended The Bartlett School at the University of London, where he studied Architecture, Preservation and Conservation. His work includes projects in some of New York’s most iconic buildings and residences in Long Island, Connecticut, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Malibu, among others. He lives with his partner in the Jackson Heights historic district of New York City and spends weekends at their cottage, an accessory building on a former estate near the Delaware River.

Growing up in Virginia surrounded by historic buildings and classical American architectural influences, Scott Sottile wasdetermined to have a career in architecture. He earned his Bachelor of Architectural History with a minor in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia and during an intensive two-year internship with Office of the Architect for the Academical Village, was proud to be involved in the hands-on restoration work of Jefferson’s Lawn Buildings. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and came to Ferguson & Shamamian in 2005. Some of Scott’s most recent projects include a new waterfront family compound in Maine, the restoration of an iconic, historic estate in East Hampton, and new houses in California and Florida. Active in community service, he was a member of the Restoration Committee that oversaw a two-year renovation of the historic Church of St. Francis Xavier in Manhattan, a project that won the 2011 Lucy G. Moses Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy and the 2011 Victorian Society Award. He is also an avid gardener, and spends most weekends with his partner and their two whippets in Sag Harbor.

This program will be presented on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.

Our Digital Programs Made Possible by the Generous Support from:

Leadership Circle:
Tim Barber Architects
Richard Holz, Inc. Builders
Wade Weissmann Architecture
Appleton Partners
Jeff Hyland
Landry Design Group

American College of the Building Arts
DD Ford Construction
Foster Reeve Architectural & Ornamental Plaster
E. Braun & Company
New York Design Center
Robert’s Inc.
Dugally Oberfeld
Reside Custom Homes
MG Partners
Prime ECS Lifestyle Technology
Paul Brant Williger, Architect
Reside Custom Homes
Susan Masterman Architects

Gordon Gibson Construction
Rose Tarlow Melrose House
Benner Landscape Design
J.R.C. Group
Sun Electric
PHX Architecture
Kneedler Fauchere
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November 3 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm (1h)