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6th annual 4393 Awards Winner

6th annual 4393 Awards Winner

Best architect/architectural designer

Volansky Studios is honored to have been recognized as Stowe's Best Architect in the prestigious 4393 Readers' Choice Awards. Read the article.

Vermont Magazine features Volansky Studio

Winter 2023

Vermont Magazine - Ski In Ski Out

Volansky Studio is excited to announce that our latest project has been showcased in Vermont Magazine. Working in collaboration with Central Vermont-based Brothers Building Company and Artisan Engineering, Volansky Studio designed a stunning home that embodies the philosophy of "Vermont Mountain Modern". Utilizing natural, locally-sourced materials, Volansky and Brothers Building Company emphasized structural integrity while expertly harmonizing modern aesthetics with practical functionality. Read the article.

Vermont Magazine features Volansky Studio

Summer 2023

Vermont Magazine - Bluegrass Barn

Volansky Studio is proud to have a recent project featured in Vermont Magazine. Bluegrass Barn is a breathtaking barn-style structure erected on the grounds of a historic farmhouse and cottage. The enchanting ambiance of the property transports you to a realm where tradition meets innovation, offering a harmonious fusion of old-world charm and modern architectural elegance. Read the article.

The Stowe Guide features Volansky Studio

Winter 2021

6 NORD is featured in the Stowe Guide

Volansky Studio is once again excited to have a feature article about one of our all-time favorite projects. This project highlights our collaborative approach to doing design with and for our clients and as always features the skills and expertise that the local craftspeople bring to our projects. Read the article.

Spring 2020

Best of Central Vermont features Volansky Studio's Emerging Design Style

Volansky Studio is very excited to have been featured in the latest Best of Central Vermont Magazine to talk about our emerging design style – Vermont Mountain Modern. We have been very fortunate over the past few years to work with our clients on these custom homes located throughout Central Vermont. This article also gave us an opportunity to talk about our process and highlight the key design features that are so very important to us in creating unique home designs for all of our varied clientele. Read the article.

March 1, 2016

Fine Homebuilding features a Volansky Studio project

Volansky Studio is proud to have our work feartured in Fine Homebuilding. Featured is a fireplace in one of our recent projects the Traditional Scottish Stone Cottage.

The project features dual wood burning masonry fireplaces, one for gathering the family and the other for cooking. This home encompassed all the elements of a traditional Scottish Stone Cottage while offering modern amenities. A strong visual connection to the Lake from all rooms as well as a subtle and respectful landscape architecture were pivotal exterior features required to meet the client’s goals on this project. Read the article.

Winter, 2018

Winter 17/18 Edition of the Stowe Guide

Traditional Scottish Stone Cottage in the Stowe Guide

Volansky Studio is very proud to announce that our Traditional Scottish Stone Cottage project is featured in the Winter 2017/18 Stowe Guide. The article features the homeowners vision, our design process and the final results. Read the article.

2018, 2019, 2020

Winner of Houzz’s “Best of Houzz 2018, 2019, 2020”

Best of Houzz 2018 - Client Satisfaction

We were rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community.

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Winner of Stowe Reporter’s “Best of the rest”

Best architect

It is always an honor to be recognized amongst such talented peers in a close knit community like Stowe where high end residential architecture is in abundance.

Susan Teare

June, 2012

A house with views all around

The following article was published in the Boston Globe Magazine, 6/23/2012. It feature’s quotes from Andrew on a renovated home he worked on while with Cushman Design Group. Below is a short excerpt from the article.


By Jaci Conry - JUNE 24, 2012
“The homeowners showed up at our office the morning after the fire, wearing brand-new clothes — because they’d lost everything — and asked us to help figure out the best thing to do,” says Volansky, who works for Cushman Design Group. Ultimately, the owners decided to build a new home based on the original structure: a 12-sided form inspired by the architecture of Shaker barns. When design on the new house began, most of the collaboration between the architects and homeowners was done electronically — the family, which lives the better part of the year in Bermuda, embarked on an around-the-world sailing trip during construction. “We posted progress photos online and e-mailed drawings,” says Volansky. “The fact that we communicated remotely for most of the project is pretty incredible, but it all worked out very well.”

This 12-sided vacation home in Stowe, Vermont, with lovely mountain views, takes its cue from Shaker barns.

Throughout the home, which was completed in 2009, oversize windows capture soaring vistas: to the west, Madonna Mountain, and to the east, the Worcester Mountains. Knotty wide-plank Eastern white pine floors enhance the structure’s barn-like essence, as do copper light fixtures that Volansky had made by California company Baselite.

Visit The Following Link To Read The Entire Article: The Boston Globe Magazine, 6/23/2012

March 1, 2016

a personal favorite of ours and we are proud to be a corporate sponsor

Volansky Studio is excited to announce that we have been asked to be a cooperate sponsor for the Stowe Mountain Bike Club. This is an organization that is a personal favorite of ours and we are proud to be on this list of great Vermont businesses. Be sure to check out the other businesses on the list and please lend your support whenever possible.

We hope to see you at a trail work day or out on the trails!

July 2, 2015


Stowe Architect Opens His Own Studio

Andrew Volansky, an architect in Stowe, has begun his own design firm, Volansky Studio Architecture and Planning.

He had worked for Cushman Design Group in Stowe since 2003, and developed into the firm’s lead architect and project manager.

With his new firm, Volansky said he wants to continue providing a high level of design, collaboration and leadership, working with clients, general contractors, engineering consultants and real estate agents.

Volansky grew up in Stowe, graduated from Stowe High School in 1990, and earned a master’s degree in architecture in 1996 from Norwich University. He began his career in Vail, Colo., working for Gwathmey Pratt Schultz Architects, primarily on high-end custom residences and custom multifamily townhomes.

He and his wife, Jennifer, returned to Stowe in 2003 to start a family. They now have two boys, Tucker, 12, and Jaxson, 8.

“The term ‘Studio’ in my firm’s name reflects an approach to how I do design work with my clients, as opposed to simply the physical place where design occurs,” Volansky said. “It represents a collaborative process involving myself, my clients and the various craftspeople, general contractors and consultants to deliver a truly client-specific project, whether it be a primary residence, a vacation home, or place of business.” Volansky holds professional licenses in Vermont, New York and Colorado. His studio is at 351 North Hollow Road; phone 802-793-4999.

May 19, 2014

Architects Builders | Creators and Dream Makers

Andrew was honored by Best of Central Vermont Magazine to comment on the trend of incorporating repurposed and reclaimed objects in unique ways in home design. Below is what was published in the magazine’s Trend Watch edition.

excerpt from Best of Central Vermont, Trend Watch Spring 2014

“Repurposing of reclaimed objects, the creation of new products using materials in non-traditional ways, and looking for ways to make unique statements in the architecture is a continued trend,” says Andrew Volansky, architect for Cushman Design Group. “Whether using old metal minnow traps as light fixtures, corrugated metal roofing or diamond plate steel as wall panels, or overhead garage doors to create a generous connection to the outdoors, we have lots of fun with our clients imagining new ways to provide interesting design solutions.”

June, 19 2012

Smaller Can Be Better

Andrew was honored by Best of Burlington to comment on the growing trend of smaller houses. Below is what was published in the magazine’s Trend Watch edition.

“People are gravitation toward smaller spaces and homes,” says Andrew Volansky, architect with Cushman Design Group in Stowe. “They are looking for ways to effectively combine uses and minimize duplication as a way to reduce overall square footage. They are asking themselves which spaces are most important and are visualizing themselves within those spaces to help determine whether those areas are critical to the design and to their homes” Andrew explains, “We use the cooking metaphor of reducing a sauce – clients are doing this with their homes, and we find that the end result can be much richer”

excerpt taken from Best of Burlington’s Trend Watch Spring 2012