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Anne Fairfax


Anne Fairfax is an American architect, based in New York. Ms. Fairfax graduated the Architecture Faculty of The University of Virginia in 1985. As part of her studies, she attended an Architecture Study Programme in Venice Italy in 1985 and the Attingham Summer School in 1999. Ms. Fairfax is principal at Fairfax, Sammons & Partners Architects and is a Commissioner with the Landmarks Preservation Commission in Palm Beach, Florida.


Ms Anne Fairfax started Fairfax & Sammons Architects with Richard Franklin Sammons, in 1992 and Fairfax, Sammons & Partners in 1999. The firms specialize in traditional and classical design. From 1989- 1992 she was partner in Anne Fairfax Design Partners in Honolulu developing projects in traditional residential architecture.

Anne Fairfax’s work has been awarded with a number of prizes. In 2004, her firm was awarded the Masterworks Award from the Municipal Art Society in New York. Among many awards, her firm received the 2013 Arthur Ross Award for Lifetime Achievement, Stanford White Awards in 2015, 2013 and Interior Design Award from Old House Journal. The U.S. Department of Education gave Ms Fairfax, in 1990, the prize for the Best Design of Environmental Education.

Ms. Fairfax was a graduate-level studio design professor at The Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, awarded The Harrison Associates Scholar in Historic Preservation in 2004.

In 1996 Ms. Fairfax was an instructor at the The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture American Summer Program for architecture design studio. She also was an instructor for a course in typography and architecture at The Institute for the Study of Classical Architecture in 1992.

Further information

Fairfax&Sammons Architects P.C.

67 Gansevoort Street
New York 10014

T: +1 212 255 0704
F: 001 212 255 0704


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