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The Appleton Way

An interview by Luxe Interiors + Design with Ken Mineau and Andrew Scott

Ken Mineau and Andrew Scott engage in a comprehensive exploration of the implementation of the distinctive Appleton Way at Appleton Partners LLP – Architects. Their in-depth discussion begins by tracing the roots of the firm’s founder, Marc Appleton. They delve into the intricacies of executing prominent projects such as Florestal, El Rancho Escondido, Willow Creek, and Rosewood Miramar Beach, offering insights into the unique approach and philosophy that sets Appleton Partners apart. The exploration sheds light on the firm’s unwavering commitment to crafting a genuine sense of place and preserving classical elements in their renovated projects.

About The Speakers
Kenneth Mineau, AIA, is a Principal at Appleton Partners LLP – Architects, with a background in architecture and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981. Throughout his career, he has worked on diverse projects across the United States and Asia, managing a satellite office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and contributing to significant projects such as the Sackler Museum in Beijing and embassy designs for the Malaysian Government. Since joining Appleton Partners in 2000, he has played a key role in overseeing various residential and commercial projects, including the notable renovation of the historic San Ysidro Ranch Resort in Santa Barbara.

Andrew Scott, Partner, and Director of the Santa Monica office at Appleton Partners LLP – Architects, graduated from the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 1998. He later earned his Master’s Degree of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. With a passion for travel cultivated during his studies in Como, Italy, Andrew has contributed over 20 years of design expertise to Appleton Partners, managing a variety of successful residential and commercial projects across the United States, including locations in California and Martha’s Vineyard.

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