The star of American ranches and "a la carte farms"
Architect Suzanne Allen grew up on the family ranch of 5,000 acres in Northern California, where her father had always dozens of horses. She began to help her father in the construction business since childhood, spending every summer on construction sites.
Since that time, Suzanne started to think that architecture should be not only practical, but also aesthetically appealing. Every home should be a kind of portrait of the person for whom this house has been built, and not a caprice of the Architect. After receiving education in Oregon, as well as in Egypt, Suzanne received a master's degree at the University of Colorado.
Suzanne Allen started her business in Breckenridge, Colorado, where she met her partner Courtney Saldivar. Together, they opened a second office in Houston, as most of their customers were from Texas. The ranch is very popular in Texas.
In addition to houses in Colorado and Texas, the architects have been working on house projects in Hawaii, Canada, New Zealand and Egypt. Susan calls his company "Concierge Architects' because 50% of their work take ranches and farms.
Rustic Zen design does not only mean the use of wood and stone as construction material, but also their impact on human. Natural materials are used in the architecture, not only as a decoration. If you translate this statement into the language of architecture: all in the house should be simple and natural, one material must flow smoothly into another.
The offer of rancho projects is a kind of "a la carte" menu. Every rancho must be special for its owner to carry out specific functions. It is the architecture of postmodernism - demonstrative functionality and natural materials. In the mid-90s, Suzanne has received a grant from the American Institute of Architects. For Suzanne, the whole architecture is in the details, she believes that there will be no uniqueness without details.