The Design Process

Comprising three main threads when beginning a project, our process encourages a long term view of the well being of occupants with minimal environmental impact for generations.

Massing is resolving the character, footprint, and shape of the overall living space. This is informed using a contemporary design sensibility, engagement with place, and human perspective.

Materials is from finish to construction systems and structure. Materials seen and unseen are the fabric of shelter and are experimental, environmentally generous, and appropriate.

Metrics is the energy and comfort component using Passive House modeling and methodology. The project is treated as a dynamic environmental insertion in a landscape and copes with environmental stresses for occupant well being and minimal energy inputs. Monetary value is carefully evaluated as a core metric to optimize a project’s viability both for construction and operation.