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Harry Gandy HowlE Harry Gandy Howle, Architect & Associates, PA

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ven though architect Harry Howle’s acknowledged prominence is a result of the acclaim received for

above:

residential design projects, his broader proficiency and creativity extend to the allied disciplines of

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

landscape architecture and interior design, for which he also has been justifiably recognized in Florida, as well as in the Carolinas, Colorado and Wyoming. Holding licensed certification in each field enables him and his firm to competently understand, plan and provide for every aspect of design. And providing definitive evidence

The intrigue of an enchanting courtyard surrounded with columned loggias lies beyond this entry portal.

facing page:

A suggestion of classicism is expressed in this casual Caribbean vernacular with a cadence of Tuscan columns across the verandah.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

of his design philosophy is his membership in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, an organization dedicated to the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts in the United States. But it really goes deeper than that, long before his professional career began. Harry is native to South Carolina’s Low Country where extant today are a number of the most splendid examples of Southern Classical domestic architecture. “I must have been an architect in a past life,” he jokingly says in reference to the length of time he has been practicing but alluding to his childhood fascination with nearby antebellum mansions. It was his early exposure to the grand style and reasoned order of these distinguished plantation homes that imbued Harry with an intuitive classical approach to architectural design. “It’s truly second nature,” he modestly says.

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Harry Gandy HowlE Harry Gandy Howle, Architect & Associates, PA

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ven though architect Harry Howle’s acknowledged prominence is a result of the acclaim received for

above:

residential design projects, his broader proficiency and creativity extend to the allied disciplines of

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

landscape architecture and interior design, for which he also has been justifiably recognized in Florida, as well as in the Carolinas, Colorado and Wyoming. Holding licensed certification in each field enables him and his firm to competently understand, plan and provide for every aspect of design. And providing definitive evidence

The intrigue of an enchanting courtyard surrounded with columned loggias lies beyond this entry portal.

facing page:

A suggestion of classicism is expressed in this casual Caribbean vernacular with a cadence of Tuscan columns across the verandah.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

of his design philosophy is his membership in the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, an organization dedicated to the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts in the United States. But it really goes deeper than that, long before his professional career began. Harry is native to South Carolina’s Low Country where extant today are a number of the most splendid examples of Southern Classical domestic architecture. “I must have been an architect in a past life,” he jokingly says in reference to the length of time he has been practicing but alluding to his childhood fascination with nearby antebellum mansions. It was his early exposure to the grand style and reasoned order of these distinguished plantation homes that imbued Harry with an intuitive classical approach to architectural design. “It’s truly second nature,” he modestly says.

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Nevertheless, his innate design skills were deftly honed during his professional education at Clemson University and The University of Georgia. He has been further influenced by the architectural philosophies of Vitruvius, a Roman architect during the time of Julius Caesar, whose treatises on architecture have influenced architects from the early Renaissance onward, and of Andrea Palladio, arguably the most influential and one of the greatest Italian Renaissance architects who sought to recapture the splendor of classical antiquity.

“Historical antecedents are

paramount to the personality of our design solutions,” Harry explains.

It is this point of view and close adherence to the

lessons of classicism that bring to his firm a scope of work that is not only beautifully designed and vernacularly correct, but also the essence of the client’s dreams and wishes. Harry Gandy Howle, Architect & Associates, PA is fully committed to producing its clients’ visions.

“Our business is very detail

oriented, and we pride ourselves on the level of attention given to each job, the documentation we are able to provide, and the hands-on guidance we ensure,” the principal conveys. Perhaps Harry’s highest compliments come in the form of clients coming back for second and third projects.

His firm takes a

sincere interest in its clients and realizes that time spent with them is an invaluable investment that gives surety to the success of each project.

right:

Symmetry gives strength to this Gem Island residence, which is influenced by a French architectural vernacular.

Photograph by CJ Walker, CJ Walker Photography

facing page left:

The “Anglo-Caribbean” style is adopted for this residence in the

seaside enclave of Windsor.

Photograph by Robert Brantley, Brantley Photography

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A popular feature for Florida’s outdoor lifestyle includes areas for al-fresco dining, fireplace, and kitchenette near the pool.

Photograph by Robert Brantley, Brantley Photography

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A sense of arrival is expressed by an entry portal and columned loggias beyond to lead guests to the front door.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

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Nevertheless, his innate design skills were deftly honed during his professional education at Clemson University and The University of Georgia. He has been further influenced by the architectural philosophies of Vitruvius, a Roman architect during the time of Julius Caesar, whose treatises on architecture have influenced architects from the early Renaissance onward, and of Andrea Palladio, arguably the most influential and one of the greatest Italian Renaissance architects who sought to recapture the splendor of classical antiquity.

“Historical antecedents are

paramount to the personality of our design solutions,” Harry explains.

It is this point of view and close adherence to the

lessons of classicism that bring to his firm a scope of work that is not only beautifully designed and vernacularly correct, but also the essence of the client’s dreams and wishes. Harry Gandy Howle, Architect & Associates, PA is fully committed to producing its clients’ visions.

“Our business is very detail

oriented, and we pride ourselves on the level of attention given to each job, the documentation we are able to provide, and the hands-on guidance we ensure,” the principal conveys. Perhaps Harry’s highest compliments come in the form of clients coming back for second and third projects.

His firm takes a

sincere interest in its clients and realizes that time spent with them is an invaluable investment that gives surety to the success of each project.

right:

Symmetry gives strength to this Gem Island residence, which is influenced by a French architectural vernacular.

Photograph by CJ Walker, CJ Walker Photography

facing page left:

The “Anglo-Caribbean” style is adopted for this residence in the

seaside enclave of Windsor.

Photograph by Robert Brantley, Brantley Photography

facing page top:

A popular feature for Florida’s outdoor lifestyle includes areas for al-fresco dining, fireplace, and kitchenette near the pool.

Photograph by Robert Brantley, Brantley Photography

facing page bottom:

A sense of arrival is expressed by an entry portal and columned loggias beyond to lead guests to the front door.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

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Q&A

more about harry ...

What separates you from your competition? Our multidiscipline approach to design bonds the architecture to the landscape by properly siting a residence and creating a seemingly transparent transition from the indoor spaces to outdoor spaces beyond.

WHEN HE IS NOT WORKING, HOW DOES HARRY SPEND HIS FREE TIME? He and his wife, Claire, enjoy home improvement projects to further enhance their already delightful residences. HOW IS IT OBVIOUS THAT HARRY GANDY HOWLE IS FLORIDA-BASED? Harry decided a long time ago that since clients visited his firm in tennis and golf outfits, they would not mind if Harry and his team dressed in the same fashion. Although the atmosphere is relaxed, the process is anything but lax. WHAT DREW HARRY TO THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE? He grew up surrounded by Southern Classical architecture and developed a keen interest at an early age. Harry Gandy Howle, Architect & Associates, PA

By the firm’s enviable reputation it is obvious they are not only responsive but offer their

so, it is usually the client’s taste that determines the direction of a residential project.

clients the most creative design experience possible.

And although classicism is the

Responding consistently, Harry employs the precepts of a chosen vernacular in its purest

recognized foundation of the firm’s design impetus there are other architectural influences

form, consciously avoiding eclecticism due to its potential for architectural contradictions

that bring viability and a marked distinction to all its projects. The firm’s goal is to solve

in the resulting design and the lack of a discernable style. For Harry, it is those historical

clients’ architectural needs, whether in Aspen, Cozumel or beautiful Vero Beach.

antecedents—whether from Classical Greece, the Italian Renaissance, Colonial Charleston,

Harry and his staff have thorough experience working in several architectural vernaculars, among which is the popular Anglo-Caribbean style—which developed as a consequence of the Spanish occupation of St. Augustine—and are fully conversant with the renowned

Harry Gandy Howle, AIA, ASLA, ICA 2801 Ocean Drive, Suite 302 Vero Beach, FL 32963 772.231.4222 Fax 772.231.4311 www.hghowlearchitects.com top left:

Surrounding shellstone flooring and columns are contrasted by the juxtaposed wood heart pine flooring, cypress ceiling and

timber trusses.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

or Palm Beach in the 1920s—that provide unswerving direction to proficient design solutions

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for clients who come to them with a dream.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

A Florida morning starts with a swim in the pool and a light breakfast on the porch overlooking the tranquil Indian

River Lagoon.

facing page:

An intregal part of Harry’s design philosophy incorporate outdoor living spaces for the enjoyment of the Florida lifestyle.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

designs of such diversely influential architects as Robert Adam and Addison Mizner. Even 110

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Q&A

more about harry ...

What separates you from your competition? Our multidiscipline approach to design bonds the architecture to the landscape by properly siting a residence and creating a seemingly transparent transition from the indoor spaces to outdoor spaces beyond.

WHEN HE IS NOT WORKING, HOW DOES HARRY SPEND HIS FREE TIME? He and his wife, Claire, enjoy home improvement projects to further enhance their already delightful residences. HOW IS IT OBVIOUS THAT HARRY GANDY HOWLE IS FLORIDA-BASED? Harry decided a long time ago that since clients visited his firm in tennis and golf outfits, they would not mind if Harry and his team dressed in the same fashion. Although the atmosphere is relaxed, the process is anything but lax. WHAT DREW HARRY TO THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE? He grew up surrounded by Southern Classical architecture and developed a keen interest at an early age. Harry Gandy Howle, Architect & Associates, PA

By the firm’s enviable reputation it is obvious they are not only responsive but offer their

so, it is usually the client’s taste that determines the direction of a residential project.

clients the most creative design experience possible.

And although classicism is the

Responding consistently, Harry employs the precepts of a chosen vernacular in its purest

recognized foundation of the firm’s design impetus there are other architectural influences

form, consciously avoiding eclecticism due to its potential for architectural contradictions

that bring viability and a marked distinction to all its projects. The firm’s goal is to solve

in the resulting design and the lack of a discernable style. For Harry, it is those historical

clients’ architectural needs, whether in Aspen, Cozumel or beautiful Vero Beach.

antecedents—whether from Classical Greece, the Italian Renaissance, Colonial Charleston, or Palm Beach in the 1920s—that provide unswerving direction to proficient design solutions

Harry and his staff have thorough experience working in several architectural vernaculars, among which is the popular Anglo-Caribbean style—which developed as a consequence of the Spanish occupation of St. Augustine—and are fully conversant with the renowned

for clients who come to them with a dream.

Harry Gandy Howle, AIA, ASLA, ICA 645 Beachland Blvd, Suite 6 Vero Beach, FL 32963 772.231.4222 Fax 772.231.4311 www.hghowlearchitects.com top left:

Surrounding shellstone flooring and columns are contrasted by the juxtaposed wood heart pine flooring, cypress ceiling and

timber trusses.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

bottom left:

A Florida morning starts with a swim in the pool and a light breakfast on the porch overlooking the tranquil Indian

River Lagoon.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

facing page:

An intregal part of Harry’s design philosophy incorporate outdoor living spaces for the enjoyment of the Florida lifestyle.

Photograph by Kim Sargent, Sargent Architectural Photography

designs of such diversely influential architects as Robert Adam and Addison Mizner. Even 110

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