About Us

Triptych is a collaboration between DENCITY WEST, and architect Staffan Svenson, and Difference Design Lab, and designers Zach Hill and Sarah Boardman.

We provide bespoke, turn-key architecture, interior design, and project management for residences. If you have a project you would like to talk to us about, you can contact us HERE.

 

Staffan Svenson’s R.A.. interest in Architecture stems from working on sculpture installations in rural up-state NY in the late 1980’s. After entering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Architecture in 1990 he graduated in 1995 with honors and moved to Georgia where he eventually went to work for Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects. In 2000 he started Dencity LLC, and joined Triptych in 2014. While his background consists primarily of high-end single family residential work and smaller commercial projects, the skills he has amassed translate well into all kinds of projects at different scales where there is a high level of design and craft.  His projects have produced work rich in materiality, craft and transparency. When not at Triptych he enjoys drawing, painting and building furniture.

Sarah Boardman, ASID, is a graduate of Bennington College and has a degree in Environmental Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She has worked across the south, spending time at Ferry, Hayes & Allen, Waldenour, and Intentional Dwellings before starting Triptych with Zach Hill.  Her background is in residential and restaurant design, and she has a passion not just for modern design, but also the sustainable and in particular the air quality and health benefits that can spring from a design executed with the proper care and intention.

Zachariah Hill is also a graduate of Bennington College.  Prior to starting Triptych he was the founder of Difference Design Lab,  design and construction company that focused on low cost, modern, and environmentally friendly houses.  The creation of Difference Design Lab was driven out of a belief that we should buy and build homes the way we have begun to do with cars.  Rather than simply buying the biggest one we can possibly afford, we should think about quality, durability, sustainability, and performance first.  He brings these convictions with him to Triptych, where he leads our efforts in value engineering and construction administration.