what we believe

Design Philosophy

We believe that outstanding architectural design achieves a balance between aesthetics, economy, and function. Excellent design balances and blends timelessness with sensitivity to place. We believe in design which is energy efficient, sustainable and environmentally sensitive.


Functional design requires respect for user needs and an understanding of their operations and goals. The user must be involved in defining needs, and dialogue between user and designer must be ongoing. Our goal is to create spaces and environments which enhance our clients lives and their users' performance.


To achieve value  requires an understanding of costs, materials, and systems, and their appropriate uses. Partnering and collaboration with our consultants and contractors ensures the continuous involvement of cost and delivery specialists in the design process.


To attain high aesthetic standards requires a sensitivity to the project location as well as an understanding of space, form, scale, and proportion. We have proven our ability to achieve high aesthetic standards by the quality of our built work.