“Burr and McCallum fitted the house to the land like moss to a rock.”
~ Robert Campbell, FAIA, architecture critic for the Boston Globe
"Frank Gehry meets the Shakers" is how former Dean of the Yale Architecture School, Thomas Beebe, once described our work.
These two quotes describe what we strive for in our architecture. It must start with a strong connection with the site: physically, historically, and emotionally. And from that beginning emerges invention. We love to use old materials in innovative ways. We update traditional construction methods that have proven their worth over centuries with new materials and current energy conservation techniques. History is our friend and our inspiration.
We have been in business since 1982, always from our home base in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts. Ours is a country practice, leading happily to a wide variety of project types, including schools, museums, shops, and the mainstay of our practice: houses. Our work has been recognized internationally through publications, exhibitions, and awards.
Franklin Andrus Burr, FAIA, received his B.A. at Williams College and his M. Arch. from the Yale School of Architecture (1970). Andy is a registered architect in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.
Ann Kidston McCallum, FAIA, received her B. A. from McGill University and her M. Arch. from Yale School of Architecture (1980). She currently teaches architectural design at Williams College. Ann is a registered architect in Massachusetts and New York.
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Indian Mountain School library, science classrooms, music facility
MacDowell Colony Calderwood Writer's Studio, Petersborough, NH
Porches Inn at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
Wild Oats Market, Williamstown, MA
Williams College Artist Studios, Williamstown, MA
Williams College Mixed-Use B & L Building, Williamstown, MA