A Decade of Design with Austin Patterson Disston Architects

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2014 marks a three decade plus  – 32 years  – celebration for Austin Patterson Disston Architects:  new website, new logo, new building for our Quogue office, new garden for our Southport office, 30 awards and 20 covers, five of them Cottages & Gardens’ covers.  

It all reflects the firm’s fresh and inventive architecture spanning traditional and modern design with a focus on bespoke projects, residential, hospitality and private clubs.

Founded in 1982 with offices in Southport, Connecticut and Quogue, Long Island, the firm includes three partners: McKee (Mac) Patterson, AIA, Stuart Disston, AIA, LEED GA, and David Austin, AIA, and a staff of 28 – six registered architects, three LEED accredited and 17 architects/designers.

“We feel confident doing a broad spectrum of styles and types: renovations, restorations, additions and new buildings,” notes Mr. Patterson. Our design approach respects the integrity of both the built and natural contexts that make every building site unique.

The partnership brings to each project a thorough knowledge and understanding of architectural precedent and fresh design solutions that are appropriate to a project’s context and responsive to the clients’ needs and aspirations.

“I would not say that the firm has a particular ‘cookie cutter’ style,” explains Mr. Disston. “I can tell you what others have said: our work has an intimate scale, that even our larger residences do not seem imposing and that our interiors work together and are well tailored in their material detail.”

A fine decade plus indeed.

A version of this article appeared in the September 2014 issue of Connecticut & Gardens with the headline: A Decade of Design with Austin Patterson Disston.