To date the studio has realized a remarkable succession of compelling projects. Each takes on a honed process of giving voice to all members of a community. It is the ability to listen with intention to the history, context, and aspirations of a community first, and then respond. It is a story, told through design, about fairness, equity, and inspiration.
By creating a place for people and ideas to come together, architecture becomes a medium for experiences to be shared and memories to be made.
Thorough research into place, function, and materiality provides an opportunity to push a solution beyond the confines of what is merely satisfactory. From building program to the materials used in construction, all aspects of a design benefit from focused investigation.
02 Collaborate Exceptional work is accomplished when the client, design team, project users, and community are able to confidently engage in a thoughtful, candid exchange of ideas.
03 Design Holistic design addresses the project at all levels, from environmental context to door hardware. For any design solution there are a multitude of right answers, we define and explore the subset of answers that respond most directly to project goals.
04 Iterate Good design is iterative. A diverse range of study and exploration is an essential step in assuring that a project achieves its full potential. Through the use of design alternates, the team is able to explore and discover a project’s full potential.
05 Synthesize From presenting design concepts to producing construction documents, we take great care and pride in the quality of our work. Our broad knowledge and experience in building design and construction produces clear and concise documentation for all projects.
06 Deploy Construction oversight, making sure that the project is built as designed, is extremely important to the success and longevity of a project. After the design is complete and construction is finished a great building is a living, ever changing environment; a beloved space to work, live, and think.
Qualifications & Skills
Architecture A typical building requires millions of yes/no decisions by the design team. Through our flexible and responsive team structure, we find solutions that best balances the demands of program, building codes and site, context, technology, cost, and schedule.
Landscape Architecture Our work pairs architecture and landscape design in a harmonious response. From traditional landscapes to public parks, the spaces beyond a building’s walls have the opportunity to be equally as supportive to a project’s vision and objectives.
Urban Design/Planning We always look to the site, whether it is for the design of a building or in a broader urban context. We provide planning analysis, land use and complete streets recommendations, and streetscape, public space, and schematic design for new and re-development.
Community Engagement Our preferred process is to look, listen, learn, speak, and revise. We have extensive experience engaging communities in an equitable process of co-creation for buildings, public spaces, and shared visions.