Sustainable Design

In the USA, buildings consume 40% of all energy production. To lower energy costs, make buildings more habitable, and have less impact on our natural environment, we encourage our clients to incorporate sustainable design principles into the building design process.

Since our practice opened in 1988, concerns of energy and material conservation have always been an issue with our clients. We believe sustainability has always been a part of “Design Excellence” – something that we were taught in school and keep retooling in practice. Along the way we have learned to consider the triple bottom line : social, environmental and economic, by integrating sustainability into the design and the budget.

This is what our firm’s guiding principle “Architecture for People” is all about.  We work with our clients during the design process to uncover opportunities that save energy, design buildings that create optimal conditions for learning, working or playing, and positively transform existing spaces into exceptional environments.