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.