design philosophy We believe that good buildings respond not only to their time and place, but to the needs of clients and future users as well. By encouraging client involvement at all project stages, we are able to clearly identify our clientsí needs and priorities. These needs, along with our thorough analysis of environmental, technical, political, economical and educational factors, become the central criteria guiding the ensuing development process. Our aim is to consider the array of factors brought by space program, user requirements, site conditions, owner vision and market forces in an integrated design process, with the goal of achieving a balanced architectural response.
integrated design approach Our firm principals are personally involved in each project, and work closely with the design team from project start to finish. Our integrated design approach values client/user input throughout the design process and ensures that all team members are actively involved and aware of the challenges facing other disciplines from the outset. Sustainable design and planning workshops give clients and consultants a chance to voice their goals for the direction of the project; this inclusive process helps build consensus and support for decisions made throughout the design process.
innovation + sustainability Our firm is committed to environmentally responsible building design and operation, and incorporates sustainability concepts within each project as the budget allows. Following rigorous analysis of site and climate, designs are developed with emphasis on energy efficient and cost-effective solutions, exploring all aspects of sustainability, from natural ventilation to the use of locally produced materials. We are eager to explore new solutions to specific project constraints, but always ensure that our proposals are sound, within budget and consistent with the teamís design objectives. Solutions seek out simplicity.
product - fitting quality Attention to detail is a hallmark of our work, where forms, materials and their detailing are brought together as an integrated whole to match program and budget. We take pride in delivering buildings that are functional, practical and well-performing, and that can, by their design, enhance the userís experience. We are committed to socially responsive architecture that responds not only to the site and program, but also to larger issues in the built environment such as community context and sustainable design.