The office of Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, designs meticulously detailed modern residential and commercial projects that are sensitive to site, program and budget. Materials are employed with honesty, integrity and ecological awareness. Interior spaces are active and intricate, tranquil and minimal. Regardless of project size or budget, the firm produces spaces that strive for design excellence.
Whether working in complex historical districts or on a vacant site, the design process involves an understanding of site-specific issues, availability of materials and construction methods, with considerable client interaction.
Design solutions arrive through the thoughtful manipulation of light, color, texture, form and geometry, with results that are simultaneously complex and distilled. Attention to detail and awareness of location, landscape and history lead to solutions that respect historical, topographical and regional context, without being revivalist.
Works by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA have won more than 290 local, regional and national design awards and have been published in numerous local, national and international magazines, books and periodicals. They are the subject of two monographs, Modern Order: Houses by Robert Gurney and Robert M. Gurney Architect, part of Images Publishing Master Architect Series.