We are a thinking practice with a keen desire to execute complex building types with precision. To do so, we strive to deeply understand the problems our clients face. We begin there, because we are a human-centered practice. We know our users, and we listen to them. We believe that every project begins with a different story, and that each building has a unique soul.
We are a firm of architects, planners, landscape architects, interior designers, building scientists, software developers, and craftspeople who collaborate in a single open studio. We design hospitals and healthcare facilities, university teaching laboratories, and research laboratories — complex building types that demand consummate expertise. We have cultivated this expertise since 1932, and we continue to advance it through one of the profession’s most rigorous in-house research programs. While our practice is multifaceted and diverse, we are guided and inspired by strong underlying values:
- Integrity: We honor our word, demonstrate active trust and make principled decisions.
- Excellence: The standard by which we measure all facets of our practice.
- Creativity / Innovation: Born from our desire to challenge the status quo through collaborative inquiry, exploration, vigorous dialogue and a synthesis of ideas.