Eddie Maestri, AIA, begun coming up with houses in Dallas in 2004 just before formally founding Maestri Studio in 2008. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he’s a registered architect in Texas and Oklahoma. Certified by the Countrywide Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Eddie retains a Bachelor of Environmental Layout, as well as a Master of Architecture, from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, with a certificate in Overall health Methods & Style. While there, he experienced the possibility to invest a semester in Italy, focusing on architectural and urban scientific tests as effectively as expanding his skills in freehand drawing and artwork.
Eddie delivers custom architecture and design tailored to his clients’ styles and demands, influenced by the grand, however approachable, architecture of his hometown. He guides the firm’s staff all through the system of every single venture, encouraging a collaborative style studio with impartial and impressive imagining. His perform has been featured on quite a few AIA and neighborhood house excursions during the Dallas region, as effectively as in many neighborhood and nationwide publications. Eddie prides himself on his appreciation for style, interest to detail and building solid shopper associations.
Today Eddie is becoming a member of us for Friday 5!
1. Being a Dad
I have desired to be a dad because I can bear in mind. I devote as a great deal time as attainable with my twin 8-12 months-outdated boys, Ethan and Elliot – carpool, assembling infinite LEGO sets, seeing way far too numerous horrible cartoon flicks, lazy weekend mornings and soaking up as lots of adventures as I can.
A single of my very first reminiscences is drawing with my Dad on a chalkboard in my home. My mothers and fathers designed a household when I was very little, and ever considering that I just liked to attract residences and buildings. My really like of sketching actually took off when I did a review overseas in Italy throughout college, and I uncovered that by sketching a space I could learn so substantially about it. I’d generally set the primary outlines on paper and just study the place to memory, so that I could fill in the blanks later when I had a lot more time. I don’t forget sitting down on the side of the Grand Canal in Venice and soaking in the rhythm, patterns and tiny quirks of a grand house there. I nevertheless deliver a sketchbook with me each time I journey, and depend seriously on sketching to express style and design vision to my clients… a section of the design and style procedure that I actually like.
3. Vintage Mercedes
I have often liked the strains of Traditional Mercedes SL’s – from the 1960’s Pagoda to the mid-1980s. Ever because I had a silver convertible Hot Wheels of 1, I have dreamed of owning my individual. I identified the great one a few many years ago on Craigslist… 2nd operator and 63,000 miles. It is been a enjoyable challenge and terrific for weekend drives with my boys due to the fact it has a small back again seat. And it is really dapper!
4. SoCal Modernism
The strains, graphics, scale, landscape and optimism of Modernism just give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. I love Modernism in typical, but something about incorporating in these tall palms and the shiny SoCal sunshine make it the complete perfect mix. From LA to Palm Springs, I just adore these buildings. I totally nerd-out on gathering vintage, mainly Moderism N-Scale structures, and have liked putting alongside one another scenes of “SoCal” with my boys.
I am a total Wanderlust. Traveling to new areas can help give viewpoint and constantly conjures up me. The architecture, interiors, facts and landscapes of new spots are captured in my memory and sketchbook, and in the end uncover their way into my style tasks in some shape or variety. Just one of my favorite and most inspiring trips was to Japan past calendar year.
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