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Keith Summerour
Atlanta, GA
Keith Summerour studied architecture at Auburn University. His architectural course of study included a yearlong study abroad, concentrating on the classic architecture in London, Paris, and Florence. Following his graduation from Auburn University in 1987, he went on to win the Ritchie Fellowship, allowing him to dedicate time to developing his distinctive style of architecture. Summerour further developed his talent for design while interning for several architecture firms, including the Ritchie Organization, Robert McAlpine, AIA, Herkommer Architectur and Plannungs Buro in Stuttgart, Germany, and Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart and Stewart Architects. His duties while employed with these companies included regional projects, such as designing Olympic housing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and international projects for the Ritz Carlton Corporation in Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Indonesia. Summerour’s work has been featured in many publications, including Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Metropolitan Home, Veranda, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Trends Magazine, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, and Atlanta Style and Design. The firm’s most recent publication, Garden and Gun, features Summerour’s personal dream, a stone tower in rural Georgia. This tower serves as a rural studio where members of the firm can get away to work without interruptions and Summerour can getaway most weekends with his family. The firm has also received recognition as one of the top 100 architecture firms by the Institute of Classical Architecture. In 1991, Summerour founded Summerour and Associates Architects, Inc., a firm that specializes in residential design, boutique commercial projects, mixed use buildings, institutional and resort development. In December of 2004, he added Summerour Interiors, in his efforts to translate a seamless transition from his unique vision of architecture to interior design. Since that time, Summerour Interiors has become an integral part of Summerour and Associates. While the majority of the firm’s projects are located in the Southeast, you will find the designs of Summerour and Associates are also on the West Coast, the Mid-West and New England.
Interests: Classical Architecture
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A “Hunting” Side Porch The porch (or Portico in Greek) is defined as a roofed but incomplete living area that is as old as human civilization. Many different porch permutations have evolved over time as people have sought solutions for practical building problems. There is a front porch, back porch,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at Summerour Architects
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Boulder foundation copied from historic cabins In an effort to build a home for the farm that is sympathetic to the landscape, yet is affordable to construct, I have found that using building materials from your land achieves both economy and aesthetics. If you also employ historic structures as a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at Summerour Architects
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When the sun sets and the wind calms and the time has come to recount the days hunt, there is nothing more pleasurable than gathering around the outside fire. The smoke of an open air fire is charged with memory. One whiff and for a swift moment we are in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Summerour Architects
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Gates have always held a special interest to me. When I first started working for myself I did a lot of design drafting for Ryan Gainey, a garden designer from South Carolina who had a landscape business in Atlanta. Countless arbors, gates, walks and garden follies were drawn and built... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Summerour Architects
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Summerour Architects designed one of the homes that will be toured during High Arts Day benefiting the High Museum of Art; we are very proud of this home and love the clients, they were a pleasure to work with and are a great family. I've included some photos of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Summerour Architects
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I turned the heater on for my pool this weekend - I knew that the kids like it warm (around ninety degrees) and that first promise of fall weather was predicted this past weekend. It turned out to be ninety-six degrees outside on the big game day and the pool... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at Summerour Architects
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We opened our windows at the office today! It has been so long since we could imagine the weather being good enough to enjoy the outdoors. Atlanta, for all of its disadvantages, does have a great fall and spring. My favorite time of year is the fall; a time of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Summerour Architects
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As I travel around the southeast and think about the time and effort we have spent in the pursuit of Interstate Highway construction to connect ourselves to each other, I wonder if in the rush to build such a vast network it was considered how it would be maintained. As... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Summerour Architects
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