We are architects, designers, woodworkers, and artists creating furniture, millwork, and residential and commercial spaces in Brewerytown, Philadelphia, USA.
We work on projects of many scales, from mixed-use commercial development to custom furniture fabrication. As a team, we are as fixated on the details as we are on the big pictures at each stage of development, collaborating with all those involved to achieve shared goals with timeliness, precision, and efficiency. We know that good design does not grow in a vacuum, and our process considers context on every scale: for whom a project exists, where, and for how long.
Our fabrication studio is a hybrid of old world woodworking and leading edge CNC machinery and designer software. In particular, we are experienced with millwork intensive projects such as kitchens and restaurants. We are constantly refining our methods to create objects and spaces that are functional, long-lasting, user-centric, and gratifying.
RUSSELL MAHONEY, Principal
Russell's philosophy is, “If you can build it, you better be able to draw it… And if you can draw it, then anyone should be able to build it." After his first full scale design project at age 10, a free-standing fort construction, he went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University and a Master of Architecture from Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. When not at the drafting table or in the field, Russell indulges us in his mastery of beekeeping and brewing beer.
KIRK LOUBIER, Principal
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Kirk's career started at the age of 15 as a computer programmer for a custom manufacturing company. In 2001, he bought a house in Graduate Hospital and caught the design bug, drawing on his background in database programming, information modeling, and general contracting. Loubier Design grew out of his general contracting business, Alder Construction, after millwork projects spilled out of his house and the shop around the corner into our current Brewerytown studio. In addition to woodworking and design, Kirk regularly demonstrates expertise in hosting multi-course dinner parties.