For Andrew Skurman, an unabashed classicist, the past is not forgotten, but remains a constant source of inspiration. His award-winning firm Andrew Skurman Architects, based in San Francisco with an office in Paris, specializes in residences inspired by the classical architectural traditions of French châteaux, Mediterranean villas, and Georgian country houses.
In addition to residential design, Andrew Skurman Architects designed the Pelican Hill Resort on the Newport Coast. Skurman also worked on a number of major hotel commissions, including the Century Plaza Hotel Tower in Los Angeles, now the St. Regis, and the Beverly Hills Hotel. He is also the author of Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites from his impressive portfolio… It is positively breathtaking!
Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman pairs 20 of the architect’s residential and resort designs with floorplans, watercolor studies, architectural diagrams, and photos of his many historical reference points, which range from the Temple of Zeus at Nemea, Greece, to L’Ermitage de Madame de Pompadoour at Fontainebleau, France. The book also showcase the talents of frequent collaborators including interior designers Suzanne Tucker and Steven Volpe.
Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman can be purchased through Amazon.