Our practice is founded on the assumption that sustainability has become the primary input for creating buildings and communities. We are thrilled that this then presents an opportunity to rethink their nature. By embracing our northern climate, we see tremendous potential for formal expression. By prioritizing communities, we see tremendous potential for new relationships between buildings and place. By prioritizing life, we see tremendous potential for nurturing meaningful exchanges with the living world. These core observations have led us to adopting Regenerative Design as the guiding methodology for our practice. Our preference is to be involved at the earliest phases of the project so as to deliver the highest value to our clients by influencing the project shape and vision using these insights.
Our firm has been founded on the premise that the work of the architect is to harmonize the needs of the built and living worlds in a way that is life affirming and delivers lasting value to our clients. To fulfill this potential we have developed a suite of sustainability services that finds a place in all of our projects.
Our highest priority in a world of constantly evolving targets is to focus on connection to place, the creation of healthy buildings, and passive building performance. At a deeper level, our practice is also working developmentally with clients, communities and consultants to consider a wider range of inputs for the creation of place-specific projects that embed themselves in their host communities in diverse strategic ways.