The full-color 226-page monograph features over 300 photographs of the firm’s body of work and describes their signature design-build process and philosophies in vivid, accessible detail. Making Architecture was written and designed by the team completely in-house to complement the firm’s first retrospective exhibition at Le Musée de Kaplan in Principal Architect James Trahan AIA’s hometown of Kaplan, Louisiana.
"Making Architecture is a story about architectural passion, beautifully articulated with humor, humanity, and exceptional photography. 180 Degrees Design + Build’s architectural solutions are nothing short of stunning. Their clients range from architects, contractors, architects married to contractors, plants, horses, dogs, cats, and extraordinary people… rich and not rich! Their diversity of programs is matched only by their consistent commitment to the environment and community. A spectrum of challenging sites in inspired locations include an obscure rural landscape; a constrained urban neighborhood, and a very famous UNESCO World Heritage complex. Each demands a special sensitivity and respect that can only come from a highly principled, dedicated team."
—Eddie Jones AIA