Ames Architect Shane Ames, architect Boca Raton, Florida
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Traditional architecture is often associated with Cape Cod and Americana architectural styles and reflects the common sense principles of practicality and functionality. The Traditional aesthetic evolved from Colonial beginnings and expanded from the 1850s to the turn of the early 20th century, as the railroad system helped this style proliferate across the American landscape. Basic floor plans, gabled roofs, and dormer windows are common identifying features of Traditional-style architecture.

Traditional architecture had its earliest roots in Colonial America, where basic construction and design practices adapted varying styles based on regional, environmental and lifestyle considerations. The Traditional Cape Cod cottage of the early 1700s was originally constructed to withstand harsh conditions of the Eastern Seaboard. Homes were built with steeply pitched roofs and constructed with a low, broad profile. These homes were positioned to prevent damage from prevailing winds.

The traditional Cape Cod home has become one of the more recognized residential styles of the 20th century and is considered by architectural historians to be one of the most functional residential designs. Modernized versions of the Cape Cod home appear across America, underscoring its historic value and influence on residential architecture.

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Ames Design International
Established in 1984 in Boca Raton, Florida by our founder and architect Shane Ames, we work on design of luxurious and memorable single family homes, multi-family housing projects and commercial ventures.

We have completed projects in 27 countries throughout the globe, receiving numerous awards and accolades; being published in dozens of periodicals and books.

We offer full services; coordinating all phases of the project from initial design, through construction, to interiors and final completion
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Ames International Architecture
Ames International Architecture
203 Dixie Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Phone: (561) 274-6444