Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, LLP is widely recognized for residential design in traditional styles, particularly those with classical origins. Since its founding in 1988, the firm’s core practice has been the design of custom residences, including city apartments, suburban houses and country estates. Now a ninety person firm, Ferguson & Shamamian has built an extensive body of work with projects across the country.
The partners, Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian, built their firm on a shared enthusiasm for traditional architecture and a desire to achieve a creative synthesis of historical style, regional character, and personal taste with every project. They interpret individual project needs with a strong commitment to artistic integrity, a passion for detail, the use of fine materials, and exceptional workmanship. Their holistic vision of design has led to exceptional collaborations with a number of the country’s top decorators, landscape architects, artisans and builders, for which the firm is highly regarded in the industry.
The diversity of location, character and scale of projects in the firm’s portfolio reflects its wide geographical reach and effectiveness in varying contexts. This is made possible by the partners’ informed and creative use of traditional forms to address unique site conditions and accommodate contemporary needs.
Ferguson & Shamamian Architects’ first monograph, New Traditional Architecture, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects: City and Country Residences was published by Rizzoli in 2011. The firm has also been widely featured in books and magazines including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Veranda, Interior Design, House Beautiful, House & Garden and Town & Country. Among the firm’s numerous awards are the prestigious 2003 Arthur Ross Award for Architecture from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, three Stanford White Awards (two in 2012 and one in 2015), a Bulfinch Award (2016) and two Palladio Awards (2008, 2010). Ferguson & Shamamian is also listed on the AD100, Architectural Digest’s selection of the top 100 architects and designers.