Philosophy

Looking back over the work of the past 9 years, the following themes have emerged:
Personal attention to each job:
A client gets the personal attention, backed up with the experience and skills of the entire office.

Client participation:
The clients are at the center of the design process. As a result, our finished buildings tend to be expressions of the clients’ needs and dreams rather than the architects’

Creativity:
Working with the needs of the client and the potential of the site, we bring our skills into the design process creatively, using the objective ground rules of the project as a springboard for inventive and beautiful design. We can spark a creative design interaction with the client by producing multiple ideas for discussion and exploration.

Style:
Though our buildings share certain recurring spatial patterns, they are not done in a single style. We design buildings that are fresh in feeling and form, but which draw upon tradition, like new members of an old family. We expect that our work will pass the test of time without becoming dated.

Professionalism:
We maintain a consistently high level of professional care and responsibility in each job. We have established important relationships with consultants and contractors.

Sustainable Building Technologies: We have developed expertise in the following areas:
• Appropriate Energy Design, including solar lighting, cross ventilations for passive cooling, internalscaping , vaastu energy design

• Sustainable Building Materials. With our clients, we are exploring sustainable material choices—and long-lasting components.

• Linking Indoors/Outdoors. Typically, our projects incorporate courtyards and decks, porches and verandas, skylights and trellises. We try to bring the healthy aspects of nature into our buildings, and use our buildings to create more pleasant, tempered outdoor spaces.