Welcome to our Architect Spotlight series, where we will be periodically featuring each of Kennebec’s preferred architects and showcasing some of their past projects. Today we are highlighting Atlanta and New York based architect firm, Historical Concepts.


Historical Concepts is an architectural partnership established in 1982 by James (Jim) L. Strickland, based in Atlanta, Georgia made up of a team of historians, designers and practitioners. As a graduate of Yale University, Jim and his team strive to create original works of architecture through the classical tradition and lessons of historic precedent. Principals Terry Pylant, Aaron Daily, Andrew Cogar, Kevin Clark and Domenick Treschitta are the hand-picked professionals from the nation’s top traditional architecture programs, making them more than qualified to lead the Historical Concepts design team. Historical Concepts has a staff of 37 employees who are committed to furthering their knowledge of architecture by pursuing roles in various projects.

Arthur Ross Award for Architecture–given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Stanford White Award–Bridgehampton Farmhouse Renovation, 2017, 2016, 2015

AIA Atlanta Honor Award, Residential Design, 2017

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, December 2018, “Beauty on the Bayou”

Modern Farmhouse Home & Living, April 2018, “In With The Old”

Elle Decor, June 2017, “Lesson Plans”

They were chosen to design the 2019 Southern Living Idea House, located at Crane Island, Florida.

Creative Approach to Design:

As an architectural studio, Historical Concepts takes great pride in the authenticity of their work: simple, clean, honest expressions of material.

The first step Historical Concepts takes when designing a home is to hear the client out–to understand and imagine the type of memories that client wants to be made in the home and to build off of them to make places that are gracious, intimate and enduring, with all of the conveniences of modern living. One of the most unique things about this firm is that, not only do they design a home best for you, but they also design a home that keeps the local tradition and heritage in mind. Which, in this case, is the lake.

Past Projects