“Sarah and David produced a design that’s both functional and beautiful.”
What does Beauty mean to you? Beauty endures, fashions fade. Ask what a “pretty face” is and the answer changes with each month’s magazine cover. Now think of the smile on anyone's face — a child, a friend, an elder — how it touches your heart and humanity. That’s deeper beauty, subtle not flashy, profound not slick. It’s the feeling you get spending time in a well-designed building or landscape, realizing you’re genuinely happy. It’s like being with an old friend or loved one.
We design with that smile in mind. We seek harmony, proportion, and good fit. Those are words — design is better experienced than talked about. You feel it in your daily life. Building and site weave together. Windows let in views and daylight. Rooflines feel sheltering. Spaces support and enhance how you live. When it’s there, you feel it. More than a pretty face. Timeless beauty.
“Holland and Foley have a fine aesthetic sense, and are attuned to the architectural landscape of Maine. Our aim was to contribute rather than detract from the local landscape, and David and Sarah met this request admirably.”
“From the very beginning we found that Sarah and David were interested in and skillful at translating our ideas and desires into architectural reality. The design they came up with has worked beautifully ― we have managed to keep the homelike atmosphere of the school, while doubling the number of staff working under one roof, and developing spaces where non-resident students could come in to study and meet. We continually get compliments about how smoothly they joined a new addition to an old style Maine residence, creating a building that from the outside looks very much of one piece.”