Design Philosophy

Our core belief is that architecture and place-making matter, as much today as ever before.  We believe that great buildings and spaces can inspire, influence and enhance the lives of their users and the community. Spaces for learning, for socializing, for work, contemplative spaces, and spaces to live and grow old in, must contribute to the positive qualities of life, productivity, and happiness of their occupants.

Our understanding of architecture and the environment compels us to appreciate and study contextual character, which then influences our design solutions for buildings and places. In turn, this informs the dialogue between the vernacular and the innovative. All of our designs incorporate sustainable design strategies and techniques, contributing to the sensitive, thought-provoking and award-winning design that has characterized our work for more than 45 years. Internally, we work in open design studios with collaborative team structures, allowing all staff to contribute value and enhance our strengths and design sensitivities. In partnership with our clients, consultants, and extended design team members, we work as facilitators and collaborators, leading the design process and maintaining a clear project vision. With Interior, Structural and Site Design services in-house, we are able to coordinate and control design elements, and provide integrated delivery for each project.