Hosted by the ICAA New England Chapter in Partnership with the Boston Design Center
Architect Bobby McAlpine, a fierce romantic, speaks about his journey in the crossbreeding of classicism and modernism. He tells his story the only way he can, through his signature poetic style. The talk is illuminated by stunning images from his popular new book from Rizzoli Romantic Modernism. He tells of his left turn in design thoughts and its broadening impact on his work. McAlpine invites his audience to “Come and sit next to me and I’ll tell you something you may not know.” This event is sure to be a time of intimate sharing and dramatic beauty.
Join us for a book signing reception hosted by Schumacher, suite 202, following the lecture.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website or contact the Chapter directly for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.
Born in an Alabama sawmill town, Bobby McAlpine designed his first house at the age of five and hasn’t stopped since. Architect, romantic, poet, and entrepreneur, he envisions home as a timeless, graceful, and emotionally evocative place. From the time he founded the firm in 1983, he has realized this ideal in a diverse array of traditional styles and regional vernaculars for clients all over the country and abroad. Simply as McALPINE, the firm embraces a brilliant and eclectic family of architects and interior designers with offices in Atlanta, Nashville, New York and Montgomery. They have been listed on Architectural Digest’s AD100 and Elle Décor’s A-List. Their designs include hundreds of residences, restaurants, private chapels, follies in a public park and on private lands, hotels, a school, a rehabilitated town, and a family compound on a private island in the Caribbean. Their extensive portfolio has been widely published in several books and many periodicals including VERANDA, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, SOUTHERN ACCENTS, ELLE DECOR, SOUTHERN LIVING, HOUSE AND GARDEN (both US and British editions), GARDEN AND GUN, COASTAL LIVING, MILIEU, and TRADITIONAL HOME. Bobby’s popular furniture line, McAlpine Home, is available nationwide. He holds both architecture and interior design degrees and he continues his lifetime of learning in the world’s classroom. Bobby’s latest book, McALPINE Romantic Modernism (Rizzoli 2023) joins his critically acclaimed and Rizzoli bestselling titles The Home Within Us (2010) and Poetry of Place (2017).