New ORO Editions Architectural Monograph Features Ward + Blake Architects of Jackson Hole

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The work of Jackson Hole-based Ward + Blake Architects will be featured in a new book from fine art publishers ORO Editions. Titled “In the Shadows of the Tetons,” the monograph features residential and commercial architecture by the award-winning Wyoming architects, who take inspiration from the Western landscape.

"In the Shadows of the Tetons," a new fine art publication from ORO Editions features the work of Jackson Hole firm Ward + Blake Architects.

This newly released monograph … elevates custom building in the American West to an extraordinary standard.

A new monograph by ORO Editions features the work of award-winning Jackson Hole, Wyo., architecture firm Ward + Blake Architects, announced the fine arts publisher. The new book, entitled "In the Shadows of the Tetons," presents large-scale photographs of designs by Ward + Blake, including noteworthy residential, institutional and commercial architecture. Ward + Blake Architects is known for drawing inspiration from the distinctive Western landscapes and historical and cultural contexts of its projects, as well as for innovative and sustainable use of materials and construction practices.

According to the publisher, “This newly released monograph from ORO Editions showcases the comfortable living places and dramatic structures that epitomize the firm’s acclaimed style and elevates custom building in the American West to an extraordinary standard.”

Principal Mitch Blake, AIA, met the publisher of ORO Editions in Singapore at the 2012 World Architecture Festival where a Ward + Blake project had been shortlisted for an award. “I was intrigued by ORO’s international presence and honored that they were interested in publishing our work,” says Blake.

ORO Editions has published more than 150 distinctive titles since the imprint launched, with over 60 books produced in the past three years, establishing itself as a leader in the design book market. The company is recognized for producing high concept books that are prized as "objets d’art," balancing powerful content and bold visual presentation. Based in San Francisco and with publishing, editorial, and production offices in New York, Vancouver, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Singapore, ORO books are distributed worldwide.

“It’s very rewarding to see the compilation of our hallmark projects in one book,” says Ward + Blake Architects Principal Tom Ward, AIA, “and it’s exciting to have those projects represented through the work of such talented photographers and book designers.”

Top architectural photographers whose images are featured in the new book include: Paul Warchol, a New York-based photographer of architecture and design; Roger Wade, who has been producing striking architectural and interior design photography for more than 20 years; Douglas Kahn, a Colorado-based architectural and fine art photographer who practiced architecture in New York City until 1980; and Ed Riddell, founder of Riddell Advertising & Design and an avid outdoorsman who blends his passion for photography with the outdoors.

In addition, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, who practices architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas, and David J. Buege, a professor and Fay Jones Chair in Architecture at the University of Arkansas, wrote the forward and contributed to the editorial content of the book.

Established in 1996, Ward + Blake Architects was built on a distinctive vision: to be provocative in thought, flexible in nature and disciplined in execution. The firm regularly earns recognition for architecture that is sensitive to its environment and successfully integrated with its surroundings. Ward + Blake creates buildings that are tactile, modern, bio-climatically responsible, honestly expressed, technologically sound and artfully crafted.

"In the Shadows of the Tetons" is available on ORO Editions website at, and at local bookstores. For additional information, contact Katie Wilson at Ward + Blake Architects, 307.733.6867.

Company Information: Based out of Jackson, Wyoming, Ward + Blake Architects is the winner of the 2012 Gold Award for Best Custom Home; 2012 International Designer Awards Architect of the Year, First Prize for New Residential Building, and First Prize for New Renovation Project; 2011 AIA Wyoming Firm of the Year; and both the 2011 Gold Award and the 2011 International Design Award for Best Conceptual Home Design. For additional information, visit Ward + Blake online at

Media Contact: Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla(at)wordenpr(dot)com, 307.734.5335

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