Contextual. Tactile. Design.
Our designs result through the dialectic between conditions and client, pivoting on a physical site impacted by the visible and invisible topographies of context.
Our work charts the evolution of how we design places for people. Each project sustainably manifests an interpretation of its physical, climatic and cultural contours, the conditions for an engagement with human senses and sensibilities, and an ethic towards making. Architectural, landscape and urban space are the favored realms in which to operate. Material, space and light are our tools. We see our work as an extension of its place, offering a source of anchoring and a vector for being. Our designs result through the dialectic between conditions and client, pivoting on a physical site impacted by the visible and invisible topographies of context. We establish architecture, not with obsessive form, but through proportioned spatial sequences, scaled external relationships, and tectonic intersections. We design place that is between and within, and that is legible and with purpose.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial is our first major work and summary expression. Like others in our portfolio, its architecture contributes to a sense of whole, using space-defining mediums most appropriate to its conditions: land- and hard-scape, horizontal and vertical planes, fixed or shifting shadows, and a weathering palette of tactile materials. It lacks a formalized roof, for example, yet defines sections of place that situate people in a crafted environment of materiality and light. The purpose for our architecture, as with the National Memorial, is always to offer a z-axis for one’s individual and social identity in time, and a sense of hope for our natural environment and community.