About Us

Founded by Mark Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian in 1988, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects is known for its design and creation of custom residences that are firmly rooted in tradition and interpreted for modern living. Every project, from city apartments to family houses and country estates, exudes a refined synthesis of historical style, regional character, and personal taste.

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"The timeless residences designed by Ferguson & Shamamian are distinguished by their classic beauty, impeccable craftsmanship and regional character. The firm elegantly and seamlessly interprets traditional aesthetics for contemporary living."

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"As one of the leading traditional residential architecture firms in the world, Ferguson & Shamamian is dedicated to designing lasting residences inspired by historical precedent, that are adapted and relevant for contemporary needs. The diversity of location, character and scale of the firm’s extensive body of work—which includes country estates, city apartments, and family residences—reflects their ability to use traditional forms in varying contexts to address unique site conditions while accommodating clients’ wishes and desires. Ferguson & Shamamian begins every project by interpreting the needs of each individual client, allowing character and lifestyle to inform the architectural design, which is bolstered by their strong commitment to artistic integrity, a passion for detail, the use of fine materials, and exceptional workmanship. Their holistic vision of design has led to longstanding relationships with many of the world’s top decorators, landscape architects, artisans and builders, and their work has been recognized and honored with many awards, including the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s Arthur Ross Award, a Bulfinch Award, a Mizner Award, and multiple Stanford White and Palladio Awards."

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