process

 
 
 

ARCHITECTURE MATTERS

It shapes both act and thought; it embodies our deepest feelings and our highest ideas.  It is bricks and mortar; it is poetry and metaphor. It relates us to people, place and time. It extends our progressive inheritance from the past to become the living enrichment we owe to the future. We are what we build.  We build what we are.

 

VALUE IS A RESULT OF VALUES 

Buildings have impact when based in relevant issues. We create environments that are functional, compelling, and adaptive to our clients’ realities. We balance opportunities with constraints. We begin by asking questions to identify a shared set of core values, then use these criteria as the touchstone against which we measure our choices to ensure we are producing the best work with the highest value.

 

WE MAKE TO COMMUNICATE

The process of making is essential to our practice of architecture.  Whether through a model, a drawing, or a building--we shape space to communicate with our clients, with our collaborators and with our audiences. With our media of function, materiality, and aesthetic, we cement experience--both mental and physical--through the fabrication of new space.

 

 
 
 

PROVEN PATHS LEAD TO NEW IDEAS 

We create value--ideas that work-- by weaving our clients’ needs with the fundamental elements of material, space, light, structure, and order. Not satisfied with routine, our method is enthusiastic, inquisitive, and collaborative--grounded in the pragmatic exploration of program and utility, site and climate, tectonics and craft--so that each realized project becomes an authentic and exceptional expression of who our clients are and what they do.  

 

EVERYONE HOLDS PART OF THE ANSWER

Our approach to teamwork shapes the success of our work more than any preconceived architectural idea or theory.  Collaboration--in every step of the process--is at the heart of what we do. By exploiting a broader network of professionals and experts we are able to assemble the most talented and appropriate teams for each project resulting in the most imaginative, cost-effective and comprehensively integrated solution for each project.

 

BUILDING THAT LASTS

We believe that only architecture of thoughtful simplicity and authentic experience is truly sustainable: sustainable because it matters. We start from the basic premise that the most sustainable buildings have the highest value by providing fundamental experiences while remaining adaptive and flexible to rapidly shifting needs.  This commitment to environmentally responsible design is fundamental to our process.