Design Philosophy & Process

With green building concepts of sustainability and energy efficiency in mind, we are experienced in all aspects of energy efficient design including passive solar concepts, earth sheltering, passive house concepts and net zero energy requirements. We have experience developing plans which include active solar energy systems and can offer recommendations regarding cost effective options and integration into your design.

Having developed hundreds of designs for a variety of clients, we can develop a design that speaks to your unique requirements and aesthetics. When viewing Portfolio for a small sampling of completed projects, please note the variety of styles reflecting the owner’s vision. We can develop designs in any style or vernacular.

We develop all drawings by hand. While CAD programs have become popular, it is our belief that developing design drawings, and especially construction drawings, by hand allows us greater control of the outcome. We depend on our decades of knowledge and experience to provide the most cost effective details and materials for construction. By hand drawing all plans, the placement and joining of all materials and systems are thoroughly and consciously considered and selected. Additionally, your builder will be assured that all elements can be built as drawn and specified in the plans.