Residential architecture in New England looks to the rich aesthetic traditions of the classic farmhouse and the village colonial. But, the home of today also demands contemporary elements such as flexible, open living spaces and modern conveniences. Marshall draws on his years of experience as a residential architect to blend all these components into fine homes for his clients.
The opportunity to create a new home from the "ground up" can be both exciting and challenging. A new house design should acknowledge its context, respond to the pressures and requirements of the site, consider solar orientation and views, and create a pleasing interior environment that flows well and meets the space and lifestyle needs of its owners.
A well conceived addition can enhance the exterior look of a home and provide needed space and function to the interior. But sometimes the best design solution is achieved through careful reconfiguration of existing spaces, with or without the extra volume an addition can provide.
The increased availability and use of 3-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) software has provided architects with enhanced design tools, and given clients better ways to visualize projects. Marshall incorporates 3D modeling throughout the design process to thoroughly explore the project's design, inside and out.
Marshall has extensive experience in the design and construction of highly energy efficient buildings, the use of "green" materials systems and techniques, and alternative energy systems. He welcomes the opportunity to help homeowners incorporate "green design" into their homes, in ways that meet their budget and needs.