Architecture as Optimism
We are compelled by architecture’s inherent optimism. Creating the context for people, organizations, and culture to thrive is the primary motivation in our work.

Process Driven Design
We don’t think about architecture in terms of style or fixed ideas. Our work is a process, which requires investigation, creativity and flexibility. We identify latent opportunities in our project’s context and constraints, as these are the forces that necessitate innovation and express the project’s uniqueness.

Collaboration
We see architecture as a collaborative process where expertise is pooled to enrich the project. Our project teams are diverse and dynamic, incorporating structural engineers, landscape architects, contractors, and other building professionals as needed.

Designed to be Built
Unlike some architects whom prefer to dwell in the hypothetical, we thrive in the realities of a given project. We draw on our understanding of building fabrication to create compelling buildings with an efficient construction logic. This integration of design and construction allows for budgetary and schedule efficiencies.

Placemaking
We design to memorable spaces, rooted in a sense of place and story. Architecture at its best creates context, connecting people to the power of a specific environment. With every project we work to create distinct and powerful atmospheres that emphasize the project’s core purpose.

Social Infrastructure
Architecture’s importance isn’t the building itself, but what it enables. Our architecture is a platform to encourage dialogue, promote growth and foster social connections. It inspires the best in us and facilitates our connections to others.

 

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Massing study model.

Massing study model.