David Andreozzi lecture in Barrington Wednesday

I'm not sure if this house is among the five Barrington houses getting plaques tomorrow night. The picture seems to be entitled Nemo House, but that is not one of the five, and it may not even really be the name of the house in the picture. Either way, it looks like a delicious place to live. (BPS website)

I’m not sure if this house is among the five Barrington houses getting plaques tomorrow night. The picture seems to be entitled Nemo House, but that is not one of the five, and it may not even really be the name of the house in the picture. Either way, it looks like a delicious place to live. (BPS website)

Bristol’s excellent residential architect David Andreozzi, whose practice is headquartered in Barrington, will give a lecture tomorrow – Wednesday – at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Peck Library, next to Barrington City Hall. Dave, who is my fellow board member of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, has been invited by the town’s Preservation Society to speak at its annual Plaque Program. Five plaques are being awarded.

After the awards are handed out, Dave will give an illustrated presentation entitled “An Architect’s Path Toward the Relevance of the Contemporary Vernacular.” In 25 years of practice, he told the society, he has learned that “to be successful, both owner and architect should relate their project to the already built environment in terms of scale, the relationship of details and materials and local craftsmanship.”

I imagine that means – this is just me talkin’, not Dave – that his lecture will let us in on how he has managed to build beautiful houses in spite of having degrees in art and architecture from RISD.

His firm’s website is here. He graduated from Barrington High School in 1979. The BPS program is free and open to the public. I look forward to this evening for the second time because the first time, Feb. 5, it snowed and the event was cancelled. That does not appear likely tomorrow night, which is supposed to be chilly but clear, after up to an inch of afternoon snow.

About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy, dbrussat@gmail.com, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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