Our innovation in architecture sets us apart from our contemporaries. Whether through research into new building systems or pushing the limits of existing technology, we are at the forefront of innovation in building design. From the Temple of Laughter’s gravity-defying structure to the TREATY School’s extensive incorporation of sustainable design and Green Building systems, our work reflects our ongoing quest to innovate.
Creativity is a core element in the foundation of this firm. Working with our clients to produce a strong Program Document early in every project, we then explore a multitude of design opportunities, building system options and construction material choices. The resultant design solutions exude creativity in a very dynamic and sculptural fashion.
We find great pleasure in the inspiration we receive from our clients. Likewise, we seek to inspire not only our clients, but the public at large – through thought-provoking, unique and profound designs which both complement and enhance the built environment.
Every design process involves evolution. From Predesign and Programming through Schematic Design and Design Development, we continually refer to the initial Program Document to validate early decisions, and to ensure that a certain continuity is maintained for overall sensibility and order. With that core established, we then allow the design to evolve around site, program, users, the general public and the project budget. This solid approach also allows our firm to evolve -- being open to new schools of thought, emerging technologies and innovative building materials – from one unique project to the next.
It is important to us that our work resonates on the local, regional, national and global scale wherever possible. We are committed to creating unique and dynamic architecture which is in complete harmony with each site, whether urban or natural. This commitment is clearly reflected in our natural-setting Sustainable Design solutions, which are woven into the fabric of their surroundings. It is also demonstrated by the exuberance and joy evoked by our sculptural design work in urban settings.