Our studio serves as a laboratory where to explore the power of design and architecture to care for our planet and enhance the human experience. Our sustainability portfolio includes projects that highlight the potential for design to raise consciousness and effect change in the world. These include resilient dwellings for the world’s most vulnerable populations, the use of architecture as a proactive agent of transformation in areas of need and design to foster world peace. Integrating sustainable and regenerative strategies into every day modern living are responsible ways to respect our physical environment and ensure a safe future for generations to come.
Our projects are human centered, as we understand that our physical environments are mostly relevant in their ability to promote mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Designing with nature at heart is essential in nurturing a healthy and peaceful state of mind. Strategies include abundant natural light and views to nature, as well as using proportions inspired by sacred geometry and biophilic design. Similarly, the use of natural and healthy materials are vital to visual, acoustic and physical comfort. Our projects capitalize on indoor/outdoor living integration, allowing the elements of nature to guide the process and permeate the living spaces.
“Buildings should grace and not disgrace their environment” – Frank Lloyd Wright
“I have found that … all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.” – Oscar Wilde
Our design philosophy is one of context and purpose. Through an in depth study of place, we respond to the specific conditions of each site, with the hope that our projects can become one with their surroundings. Through dialogue with our clients, we strive to achieve clarity of purpose.
We approach our work with the calling of service and a humanistic perspective that good design has the potential to enhance the quality of life in any setting. While our professional knowledge is complemented by constant research and openness to new ideas, our work is consistently rooted in basic practices. These include a commitment to sustainability, a focus on craft, materials and constructability, and an emphasis on process and collaboration. Alignment of vision from all team members –including owners, architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and environmental consultants—provides the framework for a harmonious working process.