Every Project is Unique
What truly makes an architect valuable is the ability to develop a clear vision for your project. We accomplish this not only by painting the big picture, but also by illuminating the countless tiny steps between concept and completion.
We draw upon our experience and expertise to guide the process of discovery and design, but also rely upon our clients to be dedicated participants. One of the primary reasons for employing a participatory design process is to ensure that each project is not simply founded upon formulaic responses. The results we have achieved speak for themselves: successful projects that contribute to and enhance their communities.
Good Architecture Demands Creativity
We constantly strive for creative solutions that exceed expectations. While always mindful of the intended use and budget constraints for the facilities we design, we also work toward the goal of creating buildings and spaces that will delight, inspire, and improve the lives of those that encounter them. We want our designs to express their function in meaningful and interesting ways. We want our projects to relate appropriately to their surroundings. Good architecture doesn't just happen - it's the result of real effort, dedication, and talent.
All of our work is designed along the principles of energy efficiency and sustainability, balancing the need to minimize long-term operational costs with the first costs of construction. In today's environment of limited resources and fiscal restraint, life-cycle considerations are synonymous with sustainable building practices. We're advocates for investments in durable, quality building materials that are easy to maintain and last for generations.
We also believe in moving our community toward a more sustainable future. Members of our staff have been active in the local chapter of the Cascadia Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment; coordinating sustainability related discussion groups through the Northwest Earth Institute; volunteering with the City of Eugene to create policies for encouraging green building in the community; and assisting in Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy's Sustainable Business Initiative.