What we do and why we do it

After twenty years working for large firms across the Country designing large scaled commercial proejects, I found myself leaning toward the artistry and hand-on experience of owning a small firm focused on the creative aspect of design and construction. I enjoy the process of designing and crafting an environment where my clients grow, laugh, dream, learn and live. My team closely collaborates on each project and this spirit of collaboration extends to our clients, local artisans, crafts people, subcontractors and others working on the house. We bring everyone together early in the design process and value all input.

Where possible, the landscape becomes our primary collaborator. I visit sites frequently during design to get a feel for the best building location. We all consider orientation key in siting a house. Good orientation provides passive solar heating in winter, captures cooling breezes in summer and maximizes indoor-outdoor living opportunities.

Our houses allow homeowners to enjoy year-round outdoor living. We generate private courtyards by framing the yard with the house, garage and other structures. Our Commercial endeavors engage the same process-always searching for a unique and creative response to the need.

Bringing exterior materials indoors—stone, wood and steel—and filling rooms with daylight are just two ways we do this in each project. We also value the art of traditional homebuilding methods by mixing them with innovative techniques, applications and technology.

The mission at Craig McMahon Architects is to think holistically about the house, interiors and landscaping from the beginning of design through to the last detail. We improve our clients' quality of life by delivering artfully crafted projects and unique living environments. We are passionate about our work and enjoy developing ideas into livable realiti