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December 19, 2016
Member News

Archer & Buchanan Architecture Welcomes New Staff Architect Derek Stoner

By Rosemarie Fabien, PhD | Fabien Communications
Derek Stoner joins Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.

West Chester, PA (December 2016) --Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., an award-winning architecture firm specializing in residential and institutional design, is pleased to announce that Derek Stoner has joined the firm.

“We are thrilled to have Derek on our team,” Principal Richard Buchanan, AIA, remarked, “The breadth of his experience in traditional home design and construction make him a valuable addition to the firm.”

Stoner has seven years’ experience with builders and architecture firms in the Lancaster area, specializing in custom-designed homes. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Judson University with a concentration in Traditional Architecture and Urbanism, and studied in Italy and France, which greatly influenced his passion for classical architecture.

At Archer & Buchanan, Stoner will be working on a new 4,500 sf private home and barn in West Chester. The first floor of the barn will have stalls for three horses, a tack room, three-car garage and private office. The second floor will feature a two-bedroom guest suite.

A resident of Akron, Pennsylvania, Stoner is particularly interested in creating community through architecture. “Whether that community is as small as a single house or as large as a city or town,” he notes, “I believe that community can best be accomplished by being respectful to those who have gone before us, through understanding the context of each and every project.”

Currently celebrating 20 years of practice, Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is an award-winning architecture firm known for timeless design, attention to detail and exquisite craftsmanship. Projects include new structures as well as thoughtful renovations, additions, country property planning, master planning and feasibility studies, and adaptive re-use of buildings throughout the eastern seaboard. Among clients are private home owners and institutions. Visit

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