REVIVAL OF WHAT?
Custom door hardware components for the 1823 Woodruff Print Shop at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Hand-made by Peter Ross, blacksmith.
Revival is a great word. It conjures many meanings, and we admit we like many of them. But perhaps most prominently, the word insinuates something of the past coming alive again in the present.
It speaks to our desire to see a renewal in the importance of design and craftsmanship.
The act of building is a serious and expensive endeavor. We approach the design and construction processes accordingly.
To learn more about who we are, we invite you to read our occasional blog posts... but for the sake of being succinct:
We are more passionate about saving great architecture than we are in conceiving of something novel.
We feel more connected to building materials of yesterday, e.g., wood-mold brick masonry, stone, slate, old-growth wood, than the ever-evolving material trend of today.
We have an insatiable desire to learn the lessons of the past and put them into practice today. Simply put, we have a deep appreciation for the way things used to be designed and built--when our buildings were more a craft.
Though buildings today are far more complex than buildings of just a few years ago, the importance of building wisely has never been more critical than it is today. By learning our history, we can become better designers.
Whether commercial or residential, involving restoration, a sensitive addition or a museum-quality period reconstruction, we long to be involved on projects where our clients share our heart's desire for great architecture--a building that is designed and built to last generations--like the ones we've inherited.
"There is no preservation architect I would recommend higher than Aaron."
William B. Worthen, Jr., Director
Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock
Aaron C. Ruby, AIA, LEED AP
FOUNDER & FIRM PRINCIPAL
Veronica Lilly, CDT, CHC, CM-Lean
Jacob H. Evans, Associate AIA