We view architecture as a sacred endeavor.

We believe that true architectural achievement is not reached when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Our philosophy is rooted in simplicity, functionality, and clarity, aiming to create spaces that respond to the needs of our clients in a way that moves the soul.

We see architecture as a response to the site, context, and culture, serving our clients by shaping spaces through light, material, and order.

Our goal is to design spaces of enduring value, both for our clients and the communities they inhabit.

We view architecture as a profound responsibility and life as a precious gift.



A great work of architecture grows from the site - revealing, enhancing, connecting, repairing, and even challenging the natural or urban landscape. In every case, great architecture RESPONDS to the existing site, place, and context. True sustainable design begins with this site response by making pragmatic interventions that reveal the nature and poetics of the place.


We are committed to harmonizing complex spatial problems and multiple design principles into powerful 'ideas' - integrated forms that RESPOND to purpose, people, place, culture, and context. Proportion, particularly focused on the human scale, is the tool we use in weaving together these cords of design. Form is a result of design, rather than the driver of it.


Natural light is the key element that enlivens a space; the interplay of light and shadow define and articulate space and material. This dynamic quality of light continually modifies and heightens our experience of architecture - and reminds us of our position in the larger context of place.


Like the choreography of interconnected images, our dynamic movement through space - encountering smells, sounds, textures, rhythms, and scales - is the key to the complete sensory experience of architecture.


The ordering of the active and passive systems (structural, mechanical, electrical) of a building is like a symphony composed of many distinct elements: when these systems are harmonically integrated into architecture, the result is akin to a great piece of music.


The inherent properties and 'nature' of materials should be understood and honored. Their nature, beauty, weathering, and character should be celebrated and honestly expressed, as should their craft, construction, and making.


Ultimately, a great work of architecture should move one's soul. Through silence, reflection, and tranquility, the place should take root in our memory and be a place we long to experience again and again.