We specialize in everything
and nothing.
While many firms assert a certain expertise in a particular
building type, we make no such claims as every project is
different and therefore relationship dynamics can alter a
project's success as much as anything. However, we do
pursue as many different types of projects as possible to
remain competitive on several fronts and to keep things
interesting.

 
PLANNING

Post World War II suburban development has contributed to the expanding environmental crisis
through unrestricted growth and deforestation.  Sprawl continues to exponentially stretch public
infrastructure with more roads and parking lots, and create rings of unsustainable growth that
directly affects any spirit of place and community.  Community planning is critical to refocus the
built environment toward a more pedestrian orientation, to develop infill projects, and to help
redefine zoning regulations for greater diversity.

 

ADAPTIVE-REUSE

Many of our greatest structures are those built years ago when building technology was permanent
and economics did not dictate poor quality. The recycling of existing building into new uses and
functions epitomizes the environmental spirit.  These projects are often avenues to explore ideas
and materials within the forum of the construction of a different age and they create opportunities
for infill and community regenrefication.


 
COMMUNITY PROJECTS Inherently projects that are used for public activities and information help to enhance and enrich
community development.  Therefore, consistent with our mission, we seek community based
projects that provide central core services to help re-establish a sense of community, public
interaction, and community genrefication. 


 
RESIDENCIAL With the impending population explosion, the housing agenda, especially affordable housing,
will be an important issue as a practical matter as well as social consequence of our age.  Moreover,
residential design, single- or multifamily, provide interesting challenges given the complex nature
of the programs required and client needs.


 
INTERIOR PLANNING Similar to Adaptive Reuse strategies, an office interior retrofit constitutes an environmental decision
by utilizing existing developed land.  Architecturally, they constitute opportunities for specific
exploration because of the architectural scale of a typical project and the need for image definition.


 
FURNITURE DESIGN Many times, retail furniture does not meet the criteria of specific needs; they are after all designed
and built for a general population.  Furniture design and construction, because of the relative scale,
provides opportunities to explore materials, connections, and ideas that can be prohibitive on a
larger scale such as buildings.