Hard, soft, warm, cool, worn, smooth -
Whatever the materials, we tune in to their inherent qualities to connect the building to the landscape, and the inhabitants to their space. Thoughtful design is the difference between a building getting ripped down or living a long, flexible life.
An iron handrail, a wooden window seat, a shingled roof -
Details are more than mere architectural interest. A single element can provide sensory experience, provoking an emotional response. Respectful design can preserve these elements, and entire buildings, as part of our communal memory.
New, old, rough, refined, or repurposed -
Every project proceeds with the same goal: to heighten the experience of place, on both practical and emotional levels. We find innovative ways to achieve this, with any materials, on any budget.
Photo: Peter Margonelli