Ferguson & Shamamian and Douglas Durkin

Ferguson & Shamamian and Douglas Durkin

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ICAA Lecture & Book Signing

The Power of Creative Collaboration: In Conversation with
Ferguson & Shamamian Architects and Douglas Durkin Design

Sponsored by West Coast Architectural Millwork

Ferguson & Shamamian Architects and Douglas Durkin Design, two of the leading firms in the architecture and interior design world today, have enjoyed many successful collaborations over the years, each different in style and location. Buoyed by each other’s creativity and expertise, their work together has produced some extraordinary projects.

Join the ICAA in a conversation with Douglas Durkin, founder of Douglas Durkin Design, and Tom McManus and Andrew Oyen, partner and principal at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, for an enlightening look at how these projects come together; from the first sketch on a napkin, to the detailed design and construction processes, to the beautifully-realized finished home. As they open the doors to residences they’ve designed together, as well as projects each firm has created with other talents, they will share how their collaborative approach allows them to design truly one-of-a-kind homes that reflect the lives and personalities of their clients. Oyen and McManus will also sign copies of Ferguson & Shamamian’s newest book, Collaborations, which features work done with Durkin and his team.

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
6:00pm Wine Reception & Book Signing
7:00pm Lecture

The Store House at Fort Mason Center
Building D, Suite 260, San Francisco

$50 ICAA Members
$60 General Public 
$20 Students & Young Professionals



Douglas Durkin, Owner and Principal Designer at Douglas Durkin Design, began his career in New York after graduating from Cornell University. Moving to San Francisco in 1989, he started his firm in 2002. With an enduring passion for the long historical arc of design and architecture, and a deep knowledge and appreciation for all periods of design and art, Douglas’s work is defined by his romantic approach and eclectic style. Douglas Durkin Design is known for its fidelity to quality experience and execution, and the hand crafted, while avoiding a particular style or signature upon which to hang its hat. This ethos results in a portfolio of work that expresses Douglas’s seasoned expertise in a broad range of styles. He was the recipient of the 2016 ICAA Julia Morgan Award for Residential Design, in the redecoration of the historic French style residence of Arthur C. Brown, the Bay Area’s great Beaux Arts Architect, from the late 1920’s.


Raised in Massachusetts, Ferguson & Shamamian Architects Partner Tom McManus received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he met Stephen Chrisman and Damian Samora, now fellow Partners. Since joining F&S in 1998, Tom has designed new residences and worked on renovations across the country and in Canada, from Manhattan to Santa Monica, Nashville to Nantucket, and Hobe Sound to Toronto. A Fellow Emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, he served on the editorial board of the organization’s annual journal, The Classicist, as well as its 10-year-anniversary publication, A Decade of Art & Architecture. He led the teams for the firm’s 2016 Bulfinch Award, 2018 Mizner Award and 2020 Palladio Award, and has worked with many returning clients on multiple projects, each distinct in style and location. Tom and his family live in Brooklyn.


Andrew Oyen, a Principal at Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, with a focus in Architectural History and Urbanism, and attended The Bartlett School at University College London, where he studied Architecture, Preservation and Conservation. He began his career as an architect within an interior design firm, learning how to create a balance between the two disciplines, before joining F&S in 1996. His work includes projects in some of New York’s most iconic buildings and residences in Long Island, Connecticut, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Malibu, among others. He also leads the firm’s Business Development Committee. Andrew lives with his partner in the Jackson Heights Historic District of New York City and spends weekends at their cottage, an accessory building on a former estate near the Delaware River.

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