Environmental Stewardship

The core of our mission is to create Architecture that can enhance the built environment, and an Architecture that touches lightly on the earth. Environmental stewardship is fundamental to any design process. Recognizing that good design is an informed response to the climate, culture and context of the project and region, any architectural project should be designed to take advantage of good daylighting practices, building orientation, natural ventilation, local materials, and efficient detailing of the exterior envelope. It is through these fundamental building and site planning concepts that a facility is born that is both beautiful and responsible.

We seek design solutions that imitate natural systems. We strive to make manifest the environmental control systems and how they work. We believe that ‘sustainable’ or ‘green’ design is multi-faceted approach, taking into account a range of thinking about materials, energy, resources and use that we employ for all projects no matter the size or scope. We also believe that “Green” design is a new way of describing the way cultures all over the world have been building for thousands of years…