DOUGLAS R. SCHOTLAND ARCHITECT SPECIALIZES IN GENTLY ADAPTING VINTAGE HOMES FOR MODERN LIVING. The firm was founded in 2009 with the conviction that great old houses can be as sustainable, technologically advanced, comfortable, and enjoyable to live in as great new houses.
VERSED IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, HISTORY, AND BUILDING SCIENCE, WE EXCEL AT HARMONIZING THE OLD WITH THE NEW. Our award-winning team seamlessly merges fine design with building science best practices to create beautiful, timeless, high-performance homes that suit modern life. And we do it without diminishing the charm and character that attracted you to your house in the first place. Our objective is a house that looks as though it’s always been there.
"A wise old owl lived in an oak.
The more he saw the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that bird?"
WE BEGIN BY FORGING A CONNECTION WITH OUR CLIENTS. We believe that you can never underestimate the importance of being a good listener. So we ask lots of questions: What do you need and value in your spaces? What do you like (and dislike) about your current house? What does a typical day look like for you? Tell us about your family and lifestyle.
VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) TECHNOLOGY DRIVES OUR UNIQUE DESIGN PROCESS. We believe that a robust dialogue with our clients is crucial to achieving the best possible result. This remarkable technology facilitates discussion and enables clients to actively participate in the design process. Seeing a proposed design in 3D empowers clients, gives them confidence, and practically eliminates omissions and missed opportunities.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO STRONG CLIENT ADVOCACY—FROM START TO FINISH. We understand that many of our clients are unfamiliar with—or simply too busy to deal with—the intricacies of the design and construction processes. As experienced architects, we strive to educate our clients, help them to make the best decisions, guide them through the various project phases, visit the project site during the construction phase, and generally look out for their interests. Above all, we do our best to make the entire experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOUR HOUSE IS YOUR HOME. It should be a place of comfort and beauty that inspires you every day. A place that reflects your unique personality, lifestyle, and dreams. A place of enduring quality to be enjoyed for generations. A place where memories are made.