Design Philosophy

We define design as being about placemaking and the craft of building. Design decisions are made through the articulation of ideas that respond to a particular set of parameters. This responsive design process is what leads to appropriate, timeless and beautiful places.


Culture: The design process is an outgrowth of the culture of people and place.
Context: Context is a continuum, not a static moment in time.
Climate: Appropriate environmental response is essential to responsible and sustainable placemaking.


Structure: The elements that give order to space.
Light: Defines space and movement.
Material: Provides sensory inspiration.
Form: Shapes that create a sense of place.
Details: Display the craft of building.