The Architecture and Planning of Windsor

Windsor is an early example of a New Urbanism development by renowned town planners and architects Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. This event offers a rare opportunity to spend a day within Windsor’s gates, studying its well crafted architecture and inspirational plan. An informative introduction to Windsor by its Director of Planning, Luis Van Cotthem will be followed by a comprehensive evaluation of its architecture by Scott Merrill. Following lunch, Luis will lead a guided walking tour of the public buildings, allowing time for sketching and photography along the way. The walk ends in the residential South Village where architect Peter D. Moor will guide a tour of a private residence of his design. Visit the Florida Chapter Web site for complete event details.

~ EVENT DETAILS ~

Friday, August 13
9:30 AM–4:00 PM

Windsor, Vero Beach, FL

Turn west onto Windsor Boulevard from AIA, just north of the Wabasso Causeway.

 

$35 for ICA&CA Members ~ $45 for Non-members
 

Attendance is limited and advance reservations are required.

 

Please RSVP by August 6th to chrisb@moorarch.com.

Payment by cash or check only at the door.
Carpooling is encouraged.

INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL  ARCHITECTURE & CLASSICAL AMERICA

FLORIDA CHAPTER

9822 Tapestry Park Circle, Suite 201 ~ Jacksonville, Florida 32246

(904) 302-9848 ~ www.flclassicist.org

Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS Featured in “Pillars of Southern Charm” in the Charlotte Observer

Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS and Jeffrey L. Davis, the Founder & Principal Designer of the company, were featured in an article, Pillars of Southern Charm in the Charlotte Observer’s Home Section on Saturday, May 14, 2005.  This edition of the Home Section clearly highlighted the use of columns in home building today.  The article stated, “Both builders and home buyers have been swept up by the nostalgia for a long ago small town life and the architectural detail that goes with it.”

 

 Builders have learned that columns sell houses.  Today, during an unprecedented burst of building in the South, columns are going up everywhere.  Experts say that most of us do not see individual columns, but react to them as important elements in the overall scene or streetscape.  Simply put, columns make us feel good.The Observer’s Home Section provided the correct components that make up a column, as well as shared how columns can be used in houses today. 

 

“Columns serve to remind us of a more civil time, they bring back Southern charm and gentility,” says Davis, “a time when families spent time together and enjoyed life.”

 
 
New construction has followed the national trend of New Urbanism, in which builders recreate an old-fashioned streetscape, complete with double-stacked porches and town squares, on tracts of suburban land.  Traditional houses that feature deep porches and tall windows, like those in Charleston or Savannah, make you feel like you are living with a bit of history.

 

You can visit Chadsworth’s web site for further information:  www.columns.com

The Charlotte Observer Focuses on Chadsworth Columns as “Pillars of Southern Charm”

Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS, and Jeffrey L. Davis, the Founder and Principal Designer of the company, were featured in an article, “Pillars of Southern Charm” in the Charlotte Observer’s Home Section on Saturday, May 14, 2005. This edition of the Home Section clearly highlighted the use of columns in home building today. The article stated that, “Both builders and home buyers have been swept up by the nostalgia for a long ago small town life and the architectural detail that goes with it.”
Builders have learned that columns sell houses. Today, during an unprecedented burst of building in the South, columns are going up everywhere. Experts say that most of us do not see individual columns, but react to them as important elements in the overall scene or streetscape. Simply put, columns make us feel good.  “Columns serve to remind us of a more civil time, they bring back Southern charm and gentility,” says Davis, “a time when families spent time together and enjoyed life.”
New construction has followed the national trend of New Urbanism, in which builders recreate an old-fashioned streetscape, complete with double-stacked porches and town squares, on tracts of suburban land. Traditional houses that feature deep porches and tall windows like those in Charleston or Savannah make you feel like you are living with a bit of history.
The Observer’s Home Section provided information for the reader regarding the correct components that make up a column, as well as shared with them how columns can be used in houses today. Readers were referred to the Chadsworth’s web site for further information, www.columns.com