Inspired by Place


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-940743-82-0 Binding: Hard Bound Pages: 180pp Size: 10” x 12” portrait World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2019

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The philosophy of CLB Architects, Inspired by Place, permeates all the firm’s design work, from public projects to bespoke homes. Their portfolio projects — timeless, thoughtful, distinct and beautiful — are examples of how to tread softly on the land in some of the world’s most iconic landscapes. They introduce a new approach to form and materiality in a region where the design world is often limited by a nostalgic view of the past.

Inspired By Place showcases ten homes by CLB Architects, many of which feature interiors by CLB’s design team; these are always sophisticated yet comfortable and conceived as an extension of the architecture. From a streamlined modern masterpiece on the banks of the Snake River to architecture as connected barnlike structures to a private glass pavilion retreat perfectly oriented for wildlife viewing, CLB’s work references local forms and vernaculars while speaking in a new architectural language for the Rocky Mountain West.

Chase Reynolds Ewald
is an active freelancer, columnist and editor focused on architecture, interiors, food, and travel in the American West. A graduate of Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley, she is the author of ten books, including Rustic Modern, American Rustic, The New Western Home, and Cabin Style.

CLB Architects
has spent a quarter century helping shift the design community in the Rocky Mountains from its reliance on historic materials and forms toward a newly expressed but still relevant and appropriate regionalism in one of the world’s most scenic regions. From public projects and sustainable housing to scores of carefully crafted private residences, each project is uniquely inspired by place.

Tom Kundig,
FAIA, RIBA, is an owner and design principal of Olson Kundig. Kundig has received some of the world’s highest design honors, including a National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an election to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture. Most recently, Kundig was awarded the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor as well as a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington. Known for his contextual approach to design, Kundig emphasizes the primacy of the site. His buildings are a direct response to place, often serving as a backdrop to the built, cultural or natural landscapes that surround them.

Agnes Bourne ASID studied art and architecture in Florence and received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Mills College. She went on to post-graduate work in American Studies and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Certificate of Design from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco. Ms. Bourne has been involved in design for over 40 years, working on residential and commercial interiors, product design, historical restoration and set design. In 1987 she introduced her own line of furniture, the Agnes Bourne Collection. She is co-founder of Des Art Licensing and has taught design at Stanford University, California College of Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. Ms. Bourne has been awarded medals of distinction from A.S.I.D., The Smithsonian Institution, Cine Arts, I.F.D.A., and N.A.S.F.T.

Audrey Hall’s relationship to cameras began when she traded in her mechanical eraser from an architectural drafting desk. Her work of fine art, feature, commercial, documentary and editorial projects have appeared in a variety of media across the globe. Born in Brazil then transplanted to Montana, Audrey grew up in a multi-cultural family deeply rooted in both arts and science. A Rotary scholar, she studied fine art photography under Thomas Joshua Cooper at the renowned Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She has photographed over a dozen books.

Matthew Millman has been photographing architecture and interior design for over 20 years, viewing photography through a fine arts lens. Matthew’s work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, Elle Decor, Luxe, and Architectural Record.

Gibeon Photograph: Peter and Kelley Gibeon met as photo students near Aspen; they have been based in the northern Rockies since 2003. Gibeon Photography has collaborated with creatives on architecture shoots in California golf communities, Rocky Mountain recreation towns, Central American resorts, the French Riviera and beyond. Their work has been featured in numerous publications and coffee table books.

Tom Harris graduated with a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He started as an apprentice at Hedrich Blessing Photographers where he became a staff photographer in 2013. From small practices to international firms, Tom enjoys collaborating with a wide range of architectural clients. Tom’s photographs have been widely published internationally. They can be seen in recent issues of Metropolis Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Architectural Record and on sites such as The LA Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Dezeen, and Design Boom.




Hard Bound




10” x 12” portrait

World rights

Publication date

Fall 2019