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Harrison Woodfield Architects Awarded Prestigious Ludowici 2018 Residential Project of the Year.

September, 2019
Since 1888, architects, homeowners, universities, commercial and government clients have turned to Ludowici for uniquely beautiful architectural terra cotta products that stand the test of time. Ludowici clay tiles are the highest quality available, which is why they adorn thousands of historic and newly built structures around the world. Meticulously crafted in New Lexington, Ohio from locally sourced materials, its products are infinitely customizable and carry a 75-year warranty.

Celebrating over a 130 years of meticulous craftsmanship and innovation, the firm’s tiles crown famous structures such as The Plaza Hotel, the New York Life Building, and The Pennsylvania State Capital. Each year, the firm presents its prestigious award to the outstanding residential project of the year.

Harrison Woodfield Architects is proud and honored to have our residential design work in Hawaii to be named the “Ludowici 2018 Residential Project of the Year”.

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Harrison Woodfield Architects at the Forefront of Wildfire Defensive Home Design

July, 2019

“The architecture and building fields have had a greater awakening in recent years amid California’s run of deadly and destructive fires,” said Woodfield in a recent public outreach via area newspapers, The Santa Rosa “Press Democrat” and the “San Francisco Chronicle.”

“This has brought fire into the mainstream conversation,” she said. “Even though we know these rules and we’ve been following them, and been fire-aware, never have we had this many buildings burn. It took everybody by surprise.”

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Architect Sara Woodfield of Harrison Woodfield Architects created Barbara Johnsen’s Sonoma, CA home from two 19th-century barns.

March, 2011

Johnsen, a horse lover, had always been drawn to the rural landscape. And after being given a beautiful coffee table book on barns by a New Jersey company that rescues them and adapts them for re-use, she became intrigued by the design possibilities. The flat bit of Sonoma acreage was affordable and seemed like the appropriate location for a more rustic structure.

She enlisted Sara Woodfield, a Santa Rosa architect experienced in rural design, to figure out how to take the frame of an 1840 barn from Neshanik, N.J., and turn it into a house that was functional and beautiful as well as reflecting environmentally sustainable building practices.

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Sara Woodfield, a Santa Rosa architect experienced in rural design, pays tribute to Mexican Architect, Luis Barragán, in design of La Casa Paloma Blanco (Spanish for “the white dove house”).

November 21, 2011

When designing La Casa Paloma Blanco, Sara Harrison Woodfield of Harrison Woodfield Architects in Santa Rosa, CA was inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragán, yet she maintained her own aesthetic focused on modernity and function.

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Located in California’s premium wine country, Harrison Woodfield Architects specializes in the design of unique estates and custom homes.

November 1, 2003

Earthquakes, wildfires and exquisite beauty are all a part of nature in the west. At Harrison Woodfield, we design in harmony with all of nature, its serenity and its violence. This project combines the romance and permanence of an old-world building with cutting edge construction techniques.