Congratulations are in order for  my friends Greg Tankersley and John Sease whose architectural firm,  

McAlpine Tankersley,

was named to Architectural Digest’s AD100 list.

“First published in 1990, the AD100 is known as “the list that Matters,” and features an international fellowship of trailblazers and standard bearers whose work is imaginative, intelligent and inspiring.”

What an incredible honor.

Pictured here are architects  Chris Tippett, Greg Tankersley and John Sease with Architectural Digest’s Margaret Russell.

The party was held at the Guggenheim Museum and included an A-list in the world of design.

Among those in the design world honored were: Martha Stewart, White House decorator Michael Smith, and architect, author and dean of the Yale School of Architecture Robert A.M. Stern, whose firm boasts the George W. Bush Presidential Center as one of its latest projects.

According to Deborah Hayes Moore in Southern Hospitality: “Other design world luminaries in attendance included interior, garden and furniture designer and author Bunny Williams; Martyn Lawrence Bullard, a favorite interior designer to Elton John, Cher and Sharon and Ozzy Osborne; and Mario Buatta, a fixture in the world of residential design, who was long known as the “Prince of Chintz.” Observing his 50th year in business in 2011, Buatta is developing something akin to a Southern drawl as he works on several current projects in Alabama, South Carolina, Texas and Florida.”

Pictured with Greg is his equally talented wife and fellow architect Mary Robin Jurkiewicz. They are standing in front of one of the white custom columns that bore the names of the honorees. (I’m sorry this picture is so grainey. The original was so small you couldn’t see it.)

 I am so excited for y’all and so happy that once again the spotlight shines on some of the talented folks that

Auburn’s design schools produce every year.

Well deserved.

And if you would like to say,”That was fun!” at the end of your project contact me at



  • This was fantastic news! Such an honor, and well deserved by a great firm!

    December 8, 2011 at 1:41 am
  • A well deserved award for a fantastic firm. Love all of their designs and gorgeous architecture!!

    December 8, 2011 at 3:08 am

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