Rehoboth Beach firm receives international design award

Fisher Artist’s Studio and Gallery among thousands of submissions
May 19, 2016

Architect Shawn Ewbank of Rehoboth Beach has received a prestigious A' Design Award for the Fisher Artist’s Studio and Gallery in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition. The entry was selected as one of the winners from thousands of submitted works. The new Fisher Studio is located on a large, verdant property in composition with the client’s existing home in Rehoboth Beach.

The building was created for artist Gary Fisher and functions as a professional studio for making art, and a gallery for exhibiting paintings and hosting receptions. It also provides a retreat from the main house. One of very few modernist structures in the region, the building is intended to be both sculptural and ecologically sensitive.

Fisher, an established painter and avid gardener, inspired the project with his vision to create a building as an artwork to arouse his creative impulse and provide the freedom to paint without intervention.

Born in Missouri and raised in Texas, Ewbank relocated to the Delaware coast from San Francisco to complete his first project and founded the Shawn Ewbank Design Collaborative, currently based in Lewes.

Ewbank is dedicated to architecture that explores the link between the human condition and the built environment. He is strongly influenced by his study of consciousness and the human spirit, ecological design principles and the arts. Fisher Studio was constructed by Burton Builders.

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