Architectural elements are the distinctive details and component parts that, together, form the architectural style of houses, buildings and structures, such as arch, ceiling, column, fireplace, vault, gate, etc. Like other Austin Texas architects, Fitzpatrick Architects pays attention to such feature to create an overall unique architectural style.
For a minimal investment, ceiling details set rooms apart. Decorative ceiling tiles and planks, or even a faux treatment with paint textures and stencils, add interest and definition. The ceiling is the third dimension. To drop a ceiling gives you implied enclosure but it doesn’t have to be structural. Also, a coffered ceiling gives intimacy to a room.
John Fitzpatrick, Austin Texas architect