COLLABORATIVE DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

As an intimate, local office, we offer a high degree of design talent and construction administration knowledge, without sacrificing superior customer service.

OUR CULTURE

Our office is located in Durham, NC. We are on the second floor of a four-office suite, which was designed by the firm.

Our team is comprised of eleven talented and diverse team members, including five registered architects and three registered LEED professionals. Our office culture is familial, creative, and interactive. We work together toward common firm goals and the best interest of our clients.

As our client, you will be invited to engage in our design process. We encourage feedback and open communication throughout the entire project life cycle, which results in refined design solutions and efficient project schedules.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe in design that serves people first and foremost. Whether we are brainstorming a hospital patient room or a downtown boutique, the user is our main priority.

We also believe that whenever and wherever possible, existing materials should be re-used. That’s why so many of our projects involve renovation or adaptive re-use work. Not only does this reduce costs, it’s also more environmentally conscious and often results in unique design solutions. We’d love to discuss the possibility of renovating your existing space, or advise you in solutions that start from scratch.

OUR PROCESS

INVESTIGATION

To initiate the design process, we thoroughly analyze the project site and existing building. We understand a project’s success is dependent upon our understanding of its historical and physical contexts.

PROJECT SCOPE

Utilizing this information, we collaborate with the owner to create a defined project scope. We emphasize open communication in regards to project goals, schedules, and budget constraints.

DESIGN

Our talented designers propose a number of solutions through sketches, diagrams, and renderings. Each scheme is presented with a preliminary cost estimate and construction schedule.

CONSTRUCTION

We finalize the design through formal construction documents and specifications. During this project phase, our experts will guide, monitor, and evaluate the project’s progress until it’s final completion.