Simple Rules, What the Oldtime Builders Knew

Simple Rules is a new kind of builder handbook / design guide.

Inspired by long forgotten sources, the design content included
here--timeless composition principles, elegant proportional systems,
building techniques and formulas for making buildings more beautiful--is
intended as a guide for the modern builder who cares about aesthetics
and meaning as much or more than the bottom line. More

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About Shannon Taylor Scarlett

Shannon Taylor Scarlett is a registered architect with her own practice in the Boston area, where for over twenty-five years she has worked directly with residential clients to create aesthetically pleasing, flexible, functional spaces.

In the early 80s, she earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, giving purpose and direction to her lifelong love of beautiful places. It also set in motion her exploration of the mutual benefits of combining environmental stewardship with good building design, encouraging community participation and promoting awareness of opportunities and need for sustainability.

As an architectural history buff, Shannon's knowledge of art and architectural history serves as a primary source of inspiration for her work--guiding the architectural experience through material expression, psychological effects of spatial composition and even subtle building symbolism.

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