Our Process

The first goal of our firm is to satisfy our clients. Our desire to do interesting and beautiful work is by definition a component of that satisfaction. As a design firm, we focus on the creation of buildings which add beauty and utility to the experience of site both from within and without.

Our buildings (their placement, orientation, layout, form, structure, and technology) aim to work closely with their topography (its material character as well as its own set of natural places), vegetation, local climate, drainage, solar characteristics, views, etc.

Functionality (in terms of usable layout and appropriate material choices) along with the economy of construction and aesthetics are also inherent components of this focus. From our point of view, good architecture requires a careful knitting together of all of its multitude of aspects into a unified position which reflects the needs and desires of the end user.

Our working process is designed to flesh out this complexity; to raise issues and solutions so that a design can be developed carefully in partnership with our clients. It is also important to realize that as a design progresses, desires and requirements may change. It is our philosophy that if the design is not meeting our client’s needs (at any time or for any reason) it must be changed as much as possible to satisfy them.

As the process proceeds change naturally becomes increasingly challenging, but the client must always feel empowered to intervene and express their priorities. Our firm is committed to this kind of process. It is not only right for you the client, it is right for us. Well-designed buildings can only come about in this way. The input of the whole ‘team’ (client, designer, builder, contractors, suppliers) is essential.