Our Process

Explore, Create, Advocate

We believe in combining our passion for our clients’ needs with a thoughtful, rigorous design process that is at the same time both aspirational and attainable. Architecture should go beyond function and inspire people who interact with the spaces, but architecture should also be accessible to all. Our team embodies our values, beliefs, and behaviors and while focusing on our core design ethos. Design is about discovering creative ways to solve problems. So, we consistently challenge ourselves as designers to work toward clear elegant solutions. It is our responsibility to make each place we encounter better through our work, and we take that charge seriously.

Our Process

Inspired, Responsible Design

Concept Driven Design

Clear and bold ideas make strong designs. Routinely editing the design against the concept will yield purposeful and justifiable results.

Contextual

Thoughtfully analyzing the surroundings and being intentional in a response is fundamental to making buildings and their places work together.

Sustainable

Environmental stewardship is our ethical responsibility as architects and humans. We are fully conscious of the energy and materials that go into a building, and we will always prioritize sensible design decisions that can have a positive impact.

Transcendent

Creating exceptional experiences in buildings that bring our clients’ vision to life in ways that exceed expectations.

Values, Beliefs, & Behaviors

Show Up

WHAT WE DO
  • We bring a sense of enthusiasm to everything we do.
  •  We take the time to build relationships.
HOW WE DO IT
  • We attend community, business and networking events whenever possible.
  • We get to know our clients outside of project work.

Be Inclusive

WHAT WE DO
  • We know that good ideas come from every level and background.
  • We trust our clients’ vision.
  • Diversity and inclusivity are of the highest priority.
HOW WE DO IT
  • We work to realize our clients’ vision, not just execute on our own ideas.
  • We are transparent in our process, so our clients always understand the “why” behind decisions we make.

Listen With Empathy, Speak With Honesty

WHAT WE DO
  • We listen first.
  • We never assume we know it all.
  • Above all, we are a partner and advisor to our clients.
HOW WE DO IT
  • We seek to understand before we recommend.
  • As your partner and advisor, we will always recommend what’s best for your organization.

Collaborate and Inspire

WHAT WE DO
  • We trust our team.
  • We trust the process.
  • We bring focus and perspective to our clients’ vision and goals to inspire and bring ideas to life.
  • We do work we can be proud of.
HOW WE DO IT
  • We bring the right team and ask the right questions.
  • We collaborate internally and with our clients.
  • We are responsive and open to our clients and their ideas.

Be of the Community

WHAT WE DO
  • We are committed to the long-term growth and health of our community.
  • We are designers, but we also live and work here.
HOW WE DO IT
  • We participate in local conversations, leveraging our expertise to educate and inspire our neighbors.
  • We advocate for positive change.

Have Fun

WHAT WE DO
  • We see challenges as opportunities for creative problem-solving.
  • We believe the design process should be fun.
HOW WE DO IT
  • We celebrate our wins and learn from our losses.
  • We keep it light, finding opportunities for levity and optimism.

Our Work

See how we apply our design principles & values