Royce Mitten, Associate Designer
Favorite Style of Home: Craftsman is a beautiful architectural style for a home; full of artisan wood details that speak on a personal level. Compared to preceding decorative styles, I appreciate its understated quality and the way it exhibits utilitarian and egalitarian values.
I’m also an admirer of Brutalism, the underappreciated post-war architectural style exemplified by overbearing government buildings around the world. The modular massing and sculptural quality speaks to the beauty and unpretentiousness of concrete. I am drawn to the style’s honesty and strength: what you see is what you get.
What I like most about working at Amato Architecture: I enjoy the collaborative environment, my inspirational colleagues, the diverse projects we work on, and the ambitious clients we work for.
If I were an architectural feature, I would be: A flying buttress because I like to think I am strong yet nimble, at least when it comes to my work. I am part of the support structure that lets the beauty of our work shine. I have been shaped by outside forces in life just as the flying buttress arose to withstand unseen lateral forces to let cathedral vaulted ceilings and window studded walls amaze.