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Sienna Mae Heath

Sienna Mae Heath is a writer for Architect News. She helps architects and designers find their voice.

Family-driven Design, An Approach Ideal For A Cozy Farmhouse

Amidst the rolling hills and open views of Iowa sits a craftsman style house that is a treasure box of family heirlooms. The owners, a young couple with a son and daughter, chose this style because it suits their passion for farming and artistry. Because the design of their home takes advantage of its sweeping views and topography, they feel constantly connected to the land.

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Architect Dan Sherer: Outdoorsman at Heart

Dan Sherer seeks adventure in architecture and life. Venturing off the beaten path, he’s ready to visit a historic site or take a hike on a woodland trail, which makes perfect sense because his specialty is historic renovation and preservation.

Historic projects are especially complex, he says, because the architect must go through a discovery process to identify exactly what’s there, decide what should be saved and what actually can be saved.

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Designer Colin Healy: Homes For Living Life To The Fullest

Colin Healy believes that our homes reflect our values, and that our values later in life are more important than ever.

Colin’s core value is transforming lives through architecture and music. By day, he reinvents homes for his clients changing needs; by night, he plays in the Walkingwood Mandolin Quartet with some of his closest friends. He carries a harmonica in his pocket wherever he goes.

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Interior Designer Tanya Shively Blends Green Living, Luxurious Lifestyle

Tanya Shively, ASID, LEED AP, is Arizona’s foremost authority on green design. She is the principal interior designer and founder of Sesshu Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Her mission – to create innovative, sustainable and timeless designs that improve people’s health and well-being.

“I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them to create a beautiful home that is healthy for them and healthy for the planet,” she says.

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