Architectural Design

Architectural Design

Architectural Design

Quartersawn Lumber

Architecture is essentially a social art, increasing in importance as life becomes more complicated. We depend on it as we do on nature itself, for it makes nature more tractable and accessible. Throughout history, architects have sought a union between context and structure, achieving it in no small part through the selection of materials for their natural colors and textures, as well as for their structural characteristics.

For more than two millennia, architects and artisans have overwhelmingly preferred Tuscany’s Carrara marble as a building material for its beauty and strength. The Pantheon and Trajan’s column in Rome are constructed of it. Michelangelo’s “David” was carved from this flawless white marble. The historic London Arch, the opulent Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, and the stately campus of the Harvard Medical School have all exploited its harmonious relationship between form/design and function.

In a similar way, today’s discerning designers and craftsmen are expressing a growing preference for the uniquely aesthetic and structural attributes of quartersawn lumber in their exceptional architectural projects. Increasingly, they have selected Frank Miller and our quartersawn hardwoods for luxuriant flooring, architectural millwork, cabinetry and furniture. Architects throughout North America, Asia and Europe have come to rely upon Frank Miller to help them translate their design visions into exquisitely distinctive reality.

Frank Miller is among the world’s few mills offering premium quartersawn hardwoods with peerless beauty, strength and stability.