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New Traditional Architecture:

Ferguson & Shamamian Architects

Ferguson & Shamamian started their partnership in 1988 and have since established themselves as one of the most distinguished architectural firms. I’m thrilled to say that many of their designs are now beautifully presented for the enjoyment of all in the soon to be released Rizzoli book, “New Traditional Architecture: Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.”

I do have a particular affinity for F&S beyond their brilliant vision, as we all spent some time in the employ of the legendary Parish-Hadley, and later through James Andrew Interior Design we created the spectacular private tropical Marsh Island Club. Along with the architects and client, I had a hand in creating the master plan, and I decorated the club house, sales office, and several houses on the property.

The Marsh Island Club, Vero Beach, FL

Conscious of the importance of the spirit and the physical context of place, they create spaces that seamlessly integrate landscape, interior design and architecture to create total environments.

The Marsh Island Club. Ferguson & Shamamian Architects. Interior design by James Andrew.

While their work is dialectically traditional “…they have adapted..,” as Architectural Digest puts it, “…to meet the contemporary needs of their clients.” It’s this versatility, I think, along with an incredibly wide and in depth knowledge of many design idioms, that has helped to make them such an enduring force in the world of architecture today.

Do snap up this fine volume on March 22!

Marsh Island Club. Interior design James Andrew.


  1. Dean says:

    Wow! So impressive and beautiful. Great new book too!


  2. Francois says:

    James Darling, tres chic. Alas one more book for my study.

  3. James Andrew says:


    I had the great pleasure of working on the interior design of several buildings designed by F & S.

    Perhaps because we all had worked for Parish Hadley, we speak a very similar language and the end result of our collaboration was quite brilliant.



  4. Beautiful house and super beautiful and elegant interior without being too opulent. I especially love the veranda.
    Greetings, Petra

  5. Gayle Maccia says:

    This is just stunning. You took the details of the structure and applied your stamp on it. I can see James all over this room, you style is impeccable. It is warm and engaging, inviting ~ in every sense of the word.

  6. Alex says:

    Congratulations James! And well deserved!!very impressive work!!!

  7. Jaclyn says:

    There is an amazing feature on Ferguson & Shamamian that discusses what inspires them to create dream homes! Check it out, you won’t be sorry!! http://bit.ly/o6QfVX

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