From Builder to Visionary
Murray Arnott's commitment to the highest standards
of quality and service began over twenty-five years ago when he
was a carpenter and builder in British Columbia. After studying
architecture at McGill University, he moved to the world's premier
winter resort, Whistler, BC, where he designed numerous wonderful
log homes throughout the eighties and nineties, including homes
in other regions of Canada and the United States.
In 1998, Murray was awarded Best Home in British
Columbia for a home in its size category. The article Into
the Unknown: The Voyage of Creative Risk, gives some insight
into Murray's philosophy behind the design of this home and the
creative process. The recognition he received from this home led
Murray to offer his services throughout North America and around
the world. He relocated to Eastern Canada and diversified his practice
to include timber frame and sustainable design.
His leadership and association with the
International Log Builders' Association, where he served as Vice-President,
has kept him at the forefront of log building technology.
He has developed close relationships with many of the finest log
builders in the world. In addition, Murray strives to be in
touch with the interests and desires of would-be log home owners.
He has been a consultant to numerous log industry publications and,
for several years, wrote the Design Column for Log Home Living Magazine.
His book, ON DESIGN: Designing a Better
Log Home, has received glowing reviews.