Peter Forbes (Ten Houses)by Oscar Riera Ojeda
Firm Profile: Peter Forbes & Associates, Inc., was founded in 1980 by Peter Forbes, FAIA, with offices in Boston, Massachusetts. Within four years the firm had expanded its practice, opened branch offices in Maine and New York City, as was engaged in projects throughout the United States. Since that time Peter Forbes and Associates have become celebrated for their architecture of rigorously simple forms, carefully sited in the landscape and meticulously detailed.
The firm was first recognized by the cover story in Architectural Record magazine of December 1981, followed by Record House Awards in 1983, 1986, 1987, and 1989. In 1986 Peter Forbes and Associates received the National Honor Award for a house designed on Deer Isle, Maine, only the third National Honor Award ever given to a building in Main and still the only such award given to a house in Maine. With the extensive publication of this house throughout the world architectural press and its subsequent receipt of six additional awards, Peter Forbes and Associates became established as one of a very few firms who primarily focus on residential architecture at the highest level of design.
About The Author
Originally from Buenos Aires, Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer who practices in the United States, South America and Europe from his office in Boston. He is vice-director of the Spanish-Argentinian magazine Casas Internacional, and is the creator of several series of architectural publications for Rockport Publishers in addition to the Single Building series, including Ten Houses, Contemporary World Architects, Architecture in Detail and Art and Architecture. Other architectural publications include the New American series for the Whitney Library of Design, as well as several monographs on the work of renowned architects.
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