Gerald D. Cowart AIA, LEED
Gerry Cowart’s designs are based upon a complex philosophy that has grown from a love and respect for history, nature, science and the art of Architecture.
“I see myself as a “modern architect” that respects context, history, and environment. I don’t worship the past. I just happen to feel that when Architecture shows its respect for the past, it is more beautiful.”
“Learning from the past, respecting place, and incorporating the best technology are my goals.”
The work of Cowart Group spans what might be described as historic to contemporary. What becomes apparent, though, is not the differences but the similarities.
Cowart Group’s philosophical virtues hold true in all of these works, whether they be the design of Classical Low Country Style homes carefully situated along the coastal marshes, the Vernacular Style of homes that takes one back to a time when tree canopied roads snaked through quaint coastal villages dotted with tin roofed, clapboard homes, or the historic high style urban Architecture typical of Savannah and Charleston.
In a time of sprawling land development, Cowart refuses to believe you have to destroy the land to live on it. He takes great pains to ensure that the work of his firm respects the landscape.
It is not at all unusual to look out one of the huge windows of a Cowart home and see a hundred year old live oak just inches away — a tree that few architects would have left standing.
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