Record Houses Live

Record Houses LIVE! 2021’s Award-winning Houses
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Presented by Jim Cutler, Nicola and Lance Herbst, Paul Masi, and Suzanne Stephens

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how the projects presented have used local, natural materials as a means of connecting to their sites and providing the houses with a strong sense of craft.
  2. For each project, describe the designer’s approach to detailing the intersections of various materials and connections between structural and architectural elements.
  3. Explain how each house has been sited and configured to optimize daylighting and ventilation and to capture views.
  4. Discuss how the projects presented have reinterpreted vernacular typologies, including gabled roof structures and courtyard houses.


1.5 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1.5 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1.5 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1.5 Structured Learning Hour
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NWTAA 1.5 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1.5 Learning Hour
SAA 1.5 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
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Approved for Core Learning
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Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
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This course is approved as a core course
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Architectural Record’s annual Houses issue has been the premier showcase for residential architecture for decades, each year reflecting the best in inventive contemporary design. Now, for the first time, Record Houses will be live: come see and hear from the architects of 2021’s award-winning houses, featured in the April issue of the magazine and online.

Record Houses Live

Photo © Cristóbal Palma

Record House 2020, Ochoquebradas House, Chile, by Ryue Nishizawa

Jim Cutler

Jim Cutler, FAIA, founding partner of Cutler Anderson Architects (1977 to present) is known for his environmentally sensitive work and his responsiveness to place, program, and cultural circumstance. The firm of 14 employees has received six National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects and over 50 national and regional awards. Cutler is a registered architect in Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington State. He has a Master of Architecture degree from the Louis I. Kahn Studio program at University of Pennsylvania, plus a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Based on Bainbridge Island, Washington since 1974 Cutler is a founding member of the non-profit conservation organization, the Bainbridge Island Land Trust. A frequent juror for design competitions, he has taught at Dartmouth, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the universities of California-Berkeley, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Washington, Oregon and Middlebury College in Vermont.

Nicola and Lance Herbst Nicola and Lance Herbst

Nicola and Lance Herbst, Architects, established Herbst Architects Ltd. in 2001 in Auckland, New Zealand. The firm includes 12 architects. The work is focused on making a meaningful contribution to the built environment through excellence in architecture. The works of the practice have been widely published, both locally and internationally and have been the recipients of numerous awards, including 34 from the New Zealand Institute of Architects, and Herbst residences have been the winner of the Home magazine Home of the Year in 2012; 2016 and 2018. In 2018, the practice was awarded the Sir Ian Athfied prize for housing.


Paul Masi, Architect, Bates Masi + Architects. Paul Masi received a Bachelor of Architecture from Catholic University and a Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He worked at Richard Meier & Partners before joining Harry Bates to form Bates Masi + Architects in 1998. The firm, based in East Hampton, Long Island, has been honored with 200 design awards and has been featured in numerous national and international publications including The New York Times, New York Magazine and Architectural Record.


Moderator: Suzanne Stephens, deputy editor of Architectural Record, has been a writer, editor, and critic in the field of architecture for several decades. She has a Ph.D. in architectural history from Cornell University, and teaches a seminar in the history of architectural criticism in the architecture program of Barnard and Columbia colleges.


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Originally published in April 2021