Synopses & Reviews
The work of James Cutler and Bruce Anderson of Cutler Anderson Architects reveals a unique approach to sustainable architecture: encouraging environmental stewardship through design that heightens the experience of the natural world. Each project begins with a careful investigation of site and material and culminates in a well-crafted building that fits seamlessly into the landscape. This monograph examines Cutler Andersons practice as it expands beyond their widely admired houses to include public buildings. Among the thirty award-winning projects featured are innovative structures—residential as well as institutional—that show the firms refinement of structural expressiveness, articulated details, and multilayered transitions. Stunning photographs are supplemented by complete project documentation, including sketches, diagrams, presentation drawings, working drawings, and models.
About the Author
James L. Cutler FAIA is a Registered Architect in Washington, Alaska, New York, Hawaii, Tennessee, Montana, Rhode Island and North Carolina. He has a Master of Architecture degree from the Louis I. Kahn Studio program and both Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jim has lived on Bainbridge Island since 1974 and is a founding Board member of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust. He has four daughters.
Established in 1977, Cutler Anderson Architects (formerly James Cutler Architects) is nationally known for its environmental awareness and attention to detail. Dedicated to design excellence, the firm has received six National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and over 40 other national and regional awards.
Jim has served as a juror for several regional and national competitions and has held teaching positions at the University of Washington, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Oregon in Eugene, Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, University of California, Berkeley and the University of Oklahoma.
Jim was chosen “Artist in Residence” at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire for Spring Quarter 2004. In August of 2005, Jim served as Chair and hosted the AIA Central States Region Design Awards jury. In Spring 2006, he returned to Dartmouth to teach Studio Art.
Jim will be serving as the Cameron Visiting Architect at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont during the fall of 2009.
Cutler Anderson Architects is currently involved in many projects both nationally and internationally, including residences in Moscow, Russia, Narty, Poland, Mill Valley, California, the Hudson River Valley in New York, Block Island, Rhode Island, and commercial and mixed use projects in the Puget Sound area of Washington state.