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Founded in 1992, Buchanan Architecture is a full-service, multi-disciplinary architectural design firm with consistent local, regional and national recognition for design and restoration excellence. At Buchanan Architecture, we view the practice of architecture as a service profession. We listen closely to our clients, and deliver design solutions specific to each client’s unique needs and goals. We approach each project, large or small, as a distinct design challenge. With every new challenge is an opportunity for us to apply our planning and design expertise. Buchanan Architecture provides a comprehensive analysis of each project to produce a high quality, cost-effective design solution.


Our philosophy centers on the importance of structure as a catalyst from which sculptural forms emerge and combine to create dynamic, ordered spaces. The foundation of our design approach is geometry, although there is not an insistence upon geometric purity in the work. Instead, geometry forms a framework in which more poetic ideas and elements can be explored. The source for geometric discipline may change with each project, but geometry remains the genesis of the compositional and organizational thinking. Conceptual, sculptural, or gestured responses to the geometric framework are very subtle and nuanced.

We embrace simple solutions to complex problems. We see beauty in the subtle gestures of light and form. We emphasize meticulous detailing and thoughtful assemblage in order to merge structural and geometric elements into integrated compositions. Refining a design is as important as conceiving one. As a result, we find strength from simplicity and restraint. Our work exhibits a continuous understanding of and an appreciation for the art of design and the craft of construction, from initial conceptual diagrams to final built forms.

The work of Buchanan Architecture demonstrates the value of restraint and the power of critical design thinking. It is widely recognized for its sculptural and geometric composition, attention to detail and integrity of craft.


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