THE PROCESS

1)   Be clear about the parameters, end desires and goals of the project

2)   Create a scope of work

3)   Define a realistic working budget

4)   Create a schedule

5)   Allow for the unexpected

6)   Enjoy the results

We create environments for our clients that tell the story of their most aspirational lifestyle. We design for a wide range of projects: From studio and one bedroom lofts, simple residences, commercial office spaces, small hotels, restaurants and bars, to palatial residential estates. We understand that design has the power to help our clients achieve their highest goals—from calm retreat-like settings to exciting and vibrant spaces for socializing — design affects the future of lives. Our approach to the work is holistic. Health and well-being is as much a focus as are the aesthetics of the project.

We see design as an opportunity to define and redefine our future through the choices we make. As a design premise, we focus on a sense of belonging, engagement, communication, balancing levels of openness and privacy, the ability to communicate effectively and engendering styles of living and working together that shape how groups or individuals are interacting and communicating. Utilizing an art historical perspective, and seeing trends come and go, we believe that it is key to create spaces that are timeless in their style and attributes. Rising above trends, and creating environments that are current, flexible and enduring is of substantial value to our clients.

The spaces we design have a defining perspective of how people live, work, play and learn and have an end goal that people deeply want to experience “flow” and an amazing sense of engagement and achievement. Our goal is to create an unexpected sense of joy and happiness and delight.

LEED guided green building practices address all levels of a building project, including disposal of waste, reuse of resources and management, planning and best practices for energy and water conservation, indoor air quality, moisture management, water heating, energy performance testing, HVAC, lighting, insulation and weatherization, mechanical ventilation, siding, roofing, finishes, furnishings, landscape, and owner operations. The LEED designer also includes understanding and accounting for community impact, and transportation and wise use of resources.