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Show 46 - Jeffrey Dungan - An International Architect

Jeffrey Dungan, Principal of Jeffrey Dungan Architecture

On this episode of Art of Construction, we have a conversation with Jeffrey Dungan, Principal of Jeffrey Dungan Architects. With 80% of his projects being outside of the state he resides in, Jeffrey explains why it is important to keep your firm from being limited to one region. Through Jeffrey’s story you will learn what stretching beyond your comfort zone can do for you and your firm and why it might just be something you want to tackle. Listening to Jeffrey’s experiences and his approach to architecture you will be inspired to grow your firm in ways you may have never considered before.

Jeffrey will be speaking at the Denver Design District on Thursday, June 30th, 2016.

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Jeff was offered a book deal in March of 2016 by Rizzoli,- The book should be out by Spring 2018 – Working Title: ” The Forever House” Jeffrey Dungan is the principal architect and founder of Alabama-based design firm, Jeffery Dungan Architects. Jeffrey discovered a love for art and drawing at a young age while growing up on his family farm in rural Alabama. Being immersed in the countryside would become the inspiration for years of designing and creating beautiful architecture.

Dungan’s creative work can been seen throughout North and Central America. Recognized for his clean and modern approach to traditional vernaculars and classical architecture, he is a fresh voice in the industry. In addition to his architecture, he brings passion, depth and an endless enthusiasm for the people he works with and for.

Jeffrey has been honored with awards from the American Institute of Architects each year since 2006 as well as the “Honor Award” by the state of Alabama in 2015. He was named a fellow in 2015 to the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art and has won two coveted Shutze awards from the ICAA.

Dungan’s work has been featured in numerous books as well as LUXE, The Wall Street Journal, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, and House Beautiful. He is currently working on a book of his architecture to be published in 2017.

This shingled farmhouse, crafted for a retiring businessman turned gentleman farmer, is set in a rural and wooded setting - amongst hardwood trees with a river running through. The couple desired a house with a design that would be an honest statement of its construction and its making. A palate of natural, rustic wood and stone was carefully chosen to be in harmony with the home’s bucolic surroundings, but was assembled in a somewhat more sophisticated way.

The layout of the brooding home is created by a series of smaller rooflines that honor the old farmhouse sense that has grown over time, alongside the family. These volumes are assembled in such a way that outdoor spaces are intertwined with interior ones accentuating the enjoyment of nature and the beauty of the land the home inhabits. Earthy woodwork is celebrated inside, by exposing the structural members of the ceiling and outside, through pergolas with layered beams, purlins and frames consumed by flowering vines of jasmine and scuppernongs.

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