Thinking, then drawing

Good buildings are not just drawn; they are thought through.

Our very best work is the product of a design process where we spend as much time listening, talking and thinking as we do in image making. We believe that architecture derived from an arbitrary shape-making process is always superficial: just because we can does not mean we should.

Instead we think of ourselves as creative pragmatists, driven as much by project constraints as our collective imagination. Our job is to turn a straightforward, problem-solving response into a unique and distinctive architecture – either passive or active in its setting - that delights both the client and those who experience it.