Traditional Building Conference

Saving Cape Cod's Character

The Spring 2007 Traditional Building Design Challenge took place during the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference in Boston, March 8-10, 2007 at the Hynes Convention Center. 

Project Description

The 2007 Traditional Building Design Challenge focused on the diverse landscape and vernacular architecture of Cape Cod, MA.  Defined by its natural environment, coastal villages and historic character, it is a place with distinctive architecture, combining traditional forms and materials in a variety of styles. 

Cape Cod, MA is home to the largest historic district in the nation - Old Kings Highway Historic District. The Old King's Highway winds past hundreds of historic structures which characterize its early development, as well as views to the great salt marshes, harbors and open lands which once provided a livelihood for the area's inhabitants. This district is designated as the area north of Route 6 (the Mid Cape Highway) encompassing 6 towns: Sandwich, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Brewster and parts of Orleans, each with their own unique traditions, characteristics and styles. 

Click below to view the The 2007 Traditional Building Design Challenge Results:

First Place:

Frank Shirley        

Frank Shirley Architects 

75 Henry Street    

Cambridge MA 02139                      

Ph: 617-547-3355

West Elevation

First Floor Plan

Second Floor


Second Place:

Mark Nelson         

J. Mark Nelson, Architect    

1815 N. Nevada Avenue

Colorado Springs CO 80907

Ph: 719-578-9289

First Floor Plan

Upper Level Floor

Site Plan

Side Elevation

Third Place:

Eric Woodward

Eric Woodward, Architect

30 Jagger Ln

Southhampton NY 11968

Ph: 631-283-0433

Floor Plan

Rear View

Site Plan

South Elevation

Runners Up:

William Drewer, AIA

Quinn Evans/ Architects   

1214 Twentyeighth St., NW

Washington  DC 20007

Ph: 202-298-6700

First Floor Plan

Second Floor Plan

Site Plan

South Elevation

Marvin Clawson

Clawson Architects, LLC

145 Dunnell Rd.

Maplewood NJ 07040               

Ph: 973-313-2724

First Floor Plan

Second Floor

Side Elevation


James Crowley

Heritage Design Assoc.

233 Washington St.

Hanover MA 02339

Ph: 781-924-1009

Rear Elevation

First Floor

Second Floor

Lower Level

Site Plan

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller Design

4931 Homberg Dr

Knoxville TN 37919


Side Elevation

Floor Plans


David Andreozzi    

Andreozzi Architects                        

232D Waseca Ave.                          

Barrington RI 02806                         


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