Wayne Adams

You earned your masters in Florence. What’s your favorite building there? There are several buildings that stand out, but not as much as the little streets and neighborhood squares. As Richard Meyer said, “Sometimes it’s not the architecture, but the qualities of a place that make you think of things in a different way.”

Most unusual client request in a custom home? We’ve had requests like wine cellars, safe rooms—even those hidden passages to a fire-proof file room, but I’m waiting for that pool with a window in the basement, or that elaborate acoustically correct sound room, or that stairwell that goes down three stories to a passage to the garden shed 500 feet away for no reason at all.

Tell us something we don’t know: Although I have more than 25 years in the architectural field, I’m constantly learning new things.