Friday, February 13, 2009

Preserving Historical Authenticity - From Design to Construction Documents

Written By: Randy Hatchard, Vice President of Operations

The team at Dominick Tringali Architects approaches every project with a distinct passion and mentality to ensure that each home or building is designed and drawn correctly, regardless of the type or size. No matter what we are working on, we spend as much time and effort as is necessary to get each project drawn according to the clients needs and according to the scope of that particular project.

Recently, while working on a project which placed heavy emphasis on historically authentic architecture, I discovered the book 'Get Your House Right,' written by Marianne Cusato. The title caught my eye and it turns out to be one of the best manuals I have found for following architectural guidelines, historical references, and proper detailing. This book is available online at

It is important to note that any design ultimately depends on how it is reflected in the construction documents. Our designers create a product according to specific architectural guidelines. Proper execution depends upon our construction document team taking the drawings to the next level. They do this by researching how to correctly draw each detail, so that out in the field, builders are able to execute the same level of quality, authenticity, and detailing that was intended from the original design.

Dominick Tringali Architects is a residential, custom and community architectural firm specializing in the methodology lifestyle by design. To learn more, please visit or

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