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“Our work is foremost an attempt to honestly reflect our client’s lifestyle and priorities rather than to project a preconceived architectural style... Our approach to design can be messy, highly iterative and ambiguous – just like people. If there is a consistent thread to our work during almost 25 years of practice and hundreds of projects, it is that we have placed the practical needs of clients and their communities first.”

ESSAYS & ESSAIS: DNM Architecture

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ESSAYS & ESSAIS DNM Architecture



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Foreword, Acknowledgements and Essays by David Marlatt
Preface by Xavier Soule
Principal Photography by Jamie Leasure, Joseph Schell, Tyler Chartier, Andre Bernard, Antoine Trichereau, Open Homes Photography


For almost a quarter-century, DNM Architecture, under the leadership of Principal David Marlatt, AIA, has been producing award-winning, innovative and environmentally friendly buildings across the San Francisco Bay Area. This in-depth study shows how the firm’s client-oriented, flexible philosophy is enhanced by its expertise in 3D CAD software to produce sensitive and highly successful responses to the design program, taking into account function, style, budget, codes, context, schedule, energy efficiency, and dozens of other considerations. In Essays & Essais, detailed and extensively documented examinations of outstanding projects such as Deer Park and Anglers Way are accompanied by more reflective essays by Marlatt in which he shares his insights into the practice of architecture in the present and future, the firm’s underlying principles, and much more.


DNM Architecture


Book Size: 9 x 10 in / 228.6 x 254 mm
Format: Portrait
Pages: 200
Language: English
Photographs: 250
Illustrations: 50
Edition/ISBN: Hardcover (978-1-946226-99-0), Slipcase (978-1-946226-94-5)