As part of our on-going series of conversations with designers and architects, delving into what makes them tick, we chatted with Mallory McDonagh, of Studio3877 in Washington, DC, a firm with an expansive hospitality portfolio. Mallory, as we quickly discovered, is an old soul at heart but with an approach to design that is forward-looking and innovative. She filled us in on where she finds inspiration (hint: she's analog and digital) and how she gets her ideas out (it often starts with words).
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“It was in rough shape from years of use and misuse and had seen better days,” architect David Shove-Brown says of an 8,000-square-foot, 1907 building in Washington, DC, that he and his Studio3877 partner David Tracz had been asked transform it into the latest outpost of Matchbox. Over the years, the building had done duty as a bowling alley, a jazz club and a car dealership and still retained a great character, so, he says, “It was pretty clear we wanted to be true to the building”—with a straightforward approach to its history and materials that matched the restaurant’s approach to ingredients.
More than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals from across the U.S. and around the world will gather in Washington, D.C., September 10–13, to earn up to 21 professional development hours, to enjoy the fellowship of the profession, and to reconnect with the fundamental elements of design.
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