Why? Because the two together are greater than their individual parts.
When we design what we build and build what we design, there is a collective whole that shows the development of an idea from its very beginning to its actualization. We cannot, however, do this alone. That is where you come in: as ‘the client’ or part of ‘the collective.’
We believe in the active participation of our clients in the designing and building processes; as a matter of fact, we believe it's critical. Bring us your dreams, wild ideas, half-baked theories, and then let's work together to make them reality. That's accomplished in several ways, with trust being the most important. We will work incredibly hard to gain your trust and work even harder to maintain it. We ask for the same from you. That trust allows collaboration, expression of ideas, and an honest dialog even when it's hard to hear. Respect goes a long way. We will work to exceed your expectations at each step of the process and gain your respect. We will respect your budget, timelines, needs, and wants. In return, we ask you to respect our experience and training as Architects and Builders. In the end we all want the same thing, a project we can all be proud of. We'd be honored to have you as a client.
We cannot accomplish our goals for projects alone. We need the expertise of a wide range of individuals from engineers, framers, designers, plumbers, painters, and everywhere in between. We believe in working with the best, and that doesn't mean the most expensive. Our core collective of trades all have a similar vision and understand the quality we expect in their work. In return, we respect them by paying them in a timely manner, respecting their schedules, and actively looking out for their continued success. We are always looking for new members to join and contribute. If you take tremendous pride in what you do, and consider yourself a craftsman, we want to know you and work with you.