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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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Connecting Contemporary Design With Schaumburg Historic Farmhouse Guidelines

Studio21uses an architect led design+build process for many of their projects.  They took on the role of both architect and builder for this project in the Olde Schaumburg Centre Historic District in Schaumburg, Illinois. The clients are a husband and wife who purchased the home for the location with a possibility of a whole house renovation or tear down if necessary.

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Giusi Mastro: Italian Architect ‘Born Into Art’

“I have always been aware of my creativity, since I was very young,” says architect Giusi Mastro, “but the day that one of my favorite teachers told me‚ ‘Giusi, tu sei …figlio d’arte’ meaning you are ‘born into art,’ I at last felt validated.”

Giusi Mastro was born in Grottaglie, in the region of Puglia, Southern Italy. Her father and grandfather were ceramists; on her mother’s side were builders, and her grandmother was a famous seamstress.

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In Real Time: Architect John Hrivnak

For architect John Hrivnak’s special needs housing clients, he sketches out freehand pencil perspectives in 3D instead of the usual 2D. Whether for the aging-in-place individual or couple or for families with health or medical challenges, John involves them in the design process through this ability to sketch plans and perspective vignettes in real time, right at their kitchen table.

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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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