How We Work
As architects, we are driven by the belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives in the workplace, at home, and in public spaces.
Emphasis on the social dimension is fundamental to our design philosophy. It stems from the recognition that architecture is generated by people’s needs, both spiritual and material.
The quality of the urban environment affects our well-being. This concern has produced a diverse portfolio of projects united by sensitivity to cultural elements, local climate, and the desire to improve quality of life.
Each of our projects is the result of a demanding series of selection processes. And each is developed alongside contemporary political and social parameters. It is an “Iterative Process” rather than a linear one. We work to no preordained formula, nor do we repeat old projects in new contexts. Instead, we respond to the unique demands of each project and place.
The result is often a building or structure that, over time, becomes a familiar landmark that respects the ‘genius loci’. Such projects herald a degree of innovation, sometimes social, others technological, often formal. They are particularly successful when they occur together.
We follow a design process that involves the client, and work closely with their representatives and respective user groups. Design development presentations happen on a regular basis. This improves and enriches the end result. At the same time, it prepares occupants for their new home.
Architects are asked to resolve a growing number of concerns in the development and realization of an idea. Our role has become more demanding as the number of traditional planning disciplines, and other concerns, increases. But as leaders in the design community, we believe it is our responsibility to hear all involved parties and allow them the opportunity to contribute.