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This winter, when it was hard to imagine spring flowers, we received a call from the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  Crisp Architects had been selected along with three other architects to design a folly titled ‘Gimme Shelter: Architects Design for Shade’.  Proceeds of the exhibition and sale of the follies will benefit the garden and their many programs.

We had a lot of fun with a variety of ideas then settled on a classic garden folly archetype.  Lucky for us Ed Herrington of Herrington’s Building Supply offered to supply the materials and Mike Shiels of Shiels Builders agreed to build it.

There will be a reception April 28th from 5pm to 7pm and tickets can be obtained from Berkshire Botanical Garden.


Adjusting The Fit

Working On Details

Working on Details

Mike Shiels And Crew

Mike Shiels and Crew

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Molly Boxer April 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for posting all these great pictures! The folly looks terrific in real life too – you are going to want to see it in the Garden! Please join us at the opening on April 28 and go on a tour with the all the architects and designers. You might just find the right spot for the folly in your own backyard….

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    James Crisp April 19, 2012 at 6:19 am

    Thank you Molly. You will see us there.

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