About Us: Design Philosophy

Architecture is one of the ways that humanity can profoundly impact the natural and cultural forces that influence our lives. Therefore, the architect has a responsibility to both the earth and the culture.

Our imprint on the natural environment is a human necessity, a privilege, and a responsibility.

The earth provides the raw materials needed to protect our bodies, and the beauty that inspires our soul. The culture provides the education, and training, that impact our world view. Great Architecture respects the environment and lifts up the most noble aspects of the culture.

When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us.
— John Ruskin