Architecture is more than just shelter, is creating space that connects with people on an emotional level.

There is a great book; “A Pattern Language” by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein that gained praise for it’s insight into how spaces make you feel.  More than just a study, it’s a guide to creating comfortable and reinforcing environments through architecture.  A great subject matter, well written, and it works.  Appreciating the way we interact with space and how to use design to enhance experience is essential to good architecture.

When we design homes (most of our work), we think a lot about who’s going to be living in them.  We learn about our clients, what they like, how their life experience has shaped them.  This history enables us to create homes that are comfortable and reinforcing, and as unique and custom as their owners.

Designing is the application of hundreds of choices and decisions.  The outcome is largely dependent on the core philosophy of the designer.

The context or environment of the site is also relevant. We work to insure your design is appropriate for its location. Regional and cultural influences help bind your new home to the landscape and give it a sense of belonging.