“A house is where you live, but a home is where you love,” says Bill Sutton of the philosophy that guides him and co-principal Geri Yantis. “Every one of our clients comes to us with a vision of the home they want. A large part of our job is to engage them in our design process so that we can understand that vision and turn it into the reality of a home that is a unique place for their family.”
Sutton and Yantis both begin their design process by creating hand-drawn sketches while they are meeting with their clients; this way, they are able to instantly turn ideas into drawings on paper that everyone can see immediately. As the design develops, the architects refine the drawings, using 3-D computer models for enhanced visualization.
“Our design approach is to develop the interior and exterior architecture so that they complement each other,” explains Yantis. “There is enormous satisfaction in helping to create the environments our clients live in.”
Sutton Yantis Associates Architects was founded in 1980 and has a staff of 15. The firm has won numerous awards for its custom architecture during the past 35 years and recently received a 2016 GALA award for Custom Home of the Year.