Imagine a casual, club-like setting where the best residential architects meet over drinks and cigars to swap stories about cantilevers and porch details ... and where magazine editors can go to eavesdrop for insight about their philosophies and craft.
That place exists, if not in some oak-paneled room. Rather, it is found in the pages of this magazine—specifically, Builder's October issue, which features the annual Builder's Choice award winners, as well as in other issues throughout the year that showcase the best in residential architecture. Here, in one place, the wisdom, creativity, and brilliance of today's leading design professionals come through loud and clear.
And there are few voices more prominent than the five inaugural inductees into our Builder - Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence: Barry Berkus, Rodney Friedman, David Furman, Walt Richardson, and Jefferson Riley—in honor of the 25th anniversary of Builder's design competition. Not only does their work speak volumes about how truly great design breaks down traditions and barriers, enhances the quality of life, and enriches the landscape, but it also resonates through the work of others. As these five architects and their firms continue to stretch beyond the mundane and market-driven, so will the industry follow.