attending architectural school in Europe, I became interested in
architectural history, its movements both modern and ancient, and
the mystery of past civilizations. I wanted to connect the architecture
to its original occupants. How was the building designed and constructed?
How was it tied to the land? What was its use? This knowledge and
respect of the architectural fabric of the past influences my approach
today in interpreting form, proportion and environmental context.
Using this historic context as a guide, I strive
to create something new. From this perspective, every element of
the building has to have meaning and fit with the overall design
concept. This approach applies in the design of a new home as well
as a commercial project. The basic vocabulary is the same.
I also recognize that stemming the contamination
of our environment is one of the greatest challenges currently facing
the design and construction industry. That is why I am committed
to the use of energy efficient building systems and renewable construction
materials where possible to improve quality of life and preserve
With an appreciation of architecture in all
its diversity, I do not pursue any single architectural style. Rather,
I work within the desired styles of individual clients, ranging
from period to contemporary, and guide them to fulfill their aspirations
for each project.
Samuel Chereskin Jr., AIA