Philosophy

We embrace three components in the successful design of sustainable buildings and spaces that foster human interactions and collaborations: campus, community, and consensus.

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill UNC Caudill Laboratories

Campus

Buildings are engaged in a dialogue with the past, present and future of a campus. We are guided by strong principles of campus planning when siting and massing buildings. Each building is part of a rich ensemble of built form and pedestrian spaces.

University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass Life Science Laboratories

Community

Our buildings create a strong sense of community. Understanding the subtleties of human interaction allows us to shape spaces that foster collaboration and collegiality. Using transparency and openness our buildings come alive with activity.

Consensus

Consensus

Our projects involve all stakeholders in a sustained consensus-building process. This is a critical skill in settings where every voice matters and a creative, lasting solution is expected.


Sustainable Commitment

University of Massachusetts Amherst UMass Life Science Laboratories

A new era of evidence based design has ushered in projects with verifiable outcomes. We work closely with our clients to carefully account for water, material, and energy impacts in our projects.

Sustainable design is woven throughout our philosophy of campus, community, and consensus. Our projects are an expression of our clients’ cultural values and the unique qualities of their specific place. We are dedicated to advancing learning, scientific exploration, and innovative products through transformative buildings. We design to enhance creativity, to support experimentation, to improve occupant experience and wellness, and to reduce our collective impact on the environment. Sustainable design enriches the human experience within, beside and beyond our buildings.

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