Throughout the history of the United States, architecture of public buildings has had the responsibility to visually and emotionally represent the values of our republic. We believe that the ideas embodied in a civic project’s design should be progressive and of our time and place, while architectural goals – both functional and aesthetic – must exhibit a practical sensibility. To this end, the concept of efficiency must be embodied at every level. Through an integrated design process with our design consultants, we are able to achieve a higher level of efficiency that stresses clarity and purpose in our design. We strive to create intelligent material and system strategies that look towards longevity and ease of maintenance.
Great architecture should exhibit a richness of detail that is honest and expressive of its construction. The smallest detail of any building can be just as important to the design as a larger and more apparent design language. The integration of detail to whole is fundamental to our core design beliefs. It is an enrichment of the architectural fabric out of its construction, as opposed to applied decoration, and it supports the closer scrutiny of a building by enhancing the public perception of worth. Our buildings are built to endure and to tread lightly on the environment—buildings that are intrinsically beautiful and purposeful will be maintained and well preserved, which is the ultimate testament to sustainability.