Architecture is both an art and a science, and as Architects, we are concerned with the seamless integration of technical and aesthetic issues that result in work that has consistent clarity, integrity, and character. Our design approach is a problem solving process; it begins with the systematic analysis of the building program and context, and through a synthesis of ideas and concepts, the process is completed with a solution expressed in built architectural form. Through a thoughtful analysis of the project’s unique opportunities and constraints, we develop a comprehensive architectural solution that is responsive to our clients’ goals, needs, budget, and specific site.
We use drawings and models in the development of the conceptual design and to communicate the idea to the client in terms of spatial character and organization, scale, order, material, light, and building form. Regardless of the scope and type of the project, our approach is straightforward and consistent:
- Develop a clear understanding of the essence and challenges of each project through dialogue and a thorough assessment of the existing context,
- Work in collaboration with the client, consultants, and general contractor to develop workable solutions to each challenge,
- Present a variety of thoughtful and alternative solutions for consideration by the entire team, and finally
- Create an appropriate design response that incorporates the team’s best thoughts and efforts.
We are a small design and service oriented architectural practice that operates in a studio environment. Each client receives direct principal involvement, attention, and personal commitment to their building project. We enjoy a working relationship with a variety of consultants and are able to customize the professional team based on the unique requirements of each project.
Our work addresses specific needs for specific clients and we offer a full range of architectural services to assist our clients in achieving their building goals.
S. Hill Swift, III, AIA