Design

“Dream no small dream, for they have no power to move the hearts of men” - Goethe

Design is an iterative process during which the exchange of ideas and critiques will inspire a favored response to our client’s goals and vision. Because we appreciate the value of personal experience and diverse perspectives, we welcome the opportunity for an interactive design process, one that promotes a productive discussion of concepts and viewpoints. This is the best way to create architecture that is appropriately responsive, meets performance objectives, and creates sustained value. Not everyone is a designer, but everyone can participate in and contribute to the development of the design.

In addition to the architectural expression, our design solutions are cost effective to build, efficient to operate, and environmentally sustainable. We have comprehensive experience in many building types, yet we continuously research proven solutions and promising alternatives for building systems, materials, and sustainability options for each project.

We assemble a highly skilled team of our staff and consultants for the specific needs of each project. Understanding that a project’s success is a direct function of open communication and collaboration among the entire project team, we employ many strategies and tools to facilitate productive interactions and cooperation.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) enhances the interactive engagement between owner, designer, and builder. It is an effective tool to convey intent and make the various design nuances more readily understood by all. BIM also improves coordination of the design disciplines and the relationships of the many building systems to each other.

In the end, it is teamwork that must prevail. As Walt Disney told us, “you can design, create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality”.