We approach design as a process that combines problem-solving, research and invention. The architecture we practice is inherently multidisciplinary. Our definition of architecture embraces planning, programming, landscape architecture and interior design as being intimately intertwined in producing our work. Below we introduce the roles played by these integrated disciplines as complementary and supplementary to our practice of architecture.
Planning is defining the future. It is not separate from architecture. Our planners lead clients through existing facilities, past projects, new technology, new trends and the maze of competing goals toward the discovery of a roadmap for future success. We use our breadth and depth of experience in planning for healing and scientific discovery to guide institutions toward innovative concepts for their projects. Planning services include: master planning, laboratory programming and planning and healthcare programming and planning.
Since the early days of the firm, we have considered landscape as a profoundly transformative force, a fundamental facet of every project. Shaded courts, sunny open quadrangles, native plantings and local materials unite to inspire deep connections between our buildings and their inhabitants. The act of building starts with the consideration of how it relates to the landscape. Whether it be a laboratory building that shapes a new campus space or an intimate healing garden that brings nature closer to a cancer patient, landscape is central to our design. Our landscape architects work collaboratively as part of the larger design team to provide site analysis, master planning and site-specific design for our projects.
Given that interior design is intimately connected with building architecture, they must be conceived together. Thoughtful application of lighting, color and texture celebrates the direct contact of our senses with materials while enhancing human comfort; this is particularly important in the types of buildings we design. Our interiors are innovative, flexible and unique environments inspired by the personality of each client. Through the applied use of lighting, color, quality materials and furniture, we create interior spaces that are functional and inspirational environments for learning, working, healing and research.