More comfort and joy using less energy and fewer resources.
The buildings we create last for generations so it’s essential for us to consider the future when we think about our designs. The decisions we make about a structure or site today make an impact on individuals and environments decades, even centuries, from now.
There is no “one size fits all” solution. Often, the choices center around understanding where “less is more” and where “more is less.” We focus on strategies that promote long-term durability, affordability, adaptability, and relevance.
We qualify and quantify our work in terms of sustainability.
We ask “How does it feel?” as much as “How much energy is it saving?”
- Imagine a 2,500 square-foot house than can be heated for a few hundred dollars a year.
- Imagine enjoying the warmth of home in February—even when the heating system is off.
Also, we’re a little geeky. We do the math. We get the science.
We understand the interactions between a building, its occupants, and natural forces (like sun, wind and rain). We know how buildings use energy and how they lose energy. We create spaces in which systems and structure enhance each other. And we verify and monitor the performance of our work.
At each phase of the design process, we weave the discussion of sustainability into the conversation.
Read more about our approach to Sustainability: Designing Today for Tomorrow