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  • Sustainability

    The key to sustainable design solutions is the interaction between architecture and technology.

  • The only way for architecture to add lasting value is by creating sustainable solutions where people, materials and environments succeed together. We constantly seek to advance our understanding of complex connections that bind together the built environment, ecological systems and social lives. Our approach advances systemic design solutions where resources circulate at maximum utility to enrich social, technical and biological flows. We call it a ‘holis-tech’ approach to sustainability.

    Our team of architects, engineers, landscape architects, and in-house Ph.D.s conduct research on daylight and artificial lighting, sustainable materials, façade design, acoustics, and sustainable urban development. Our ambition is to develop design solutions that take architecture to a yet unseen level.

  • Our Approach

  • Designing for Healthy Buildings

    We see healthy buildings as the next generation of green construction, which not only includes environmentally responsible and resource-efficient building techniques but also addresses the health and wellness needs of users. We stand out for our focus on improving health through intentional material choices that aim to lower emissions and the consumption of hazardous or toxic ingredients through building products.

  • Designing for Carbon Neutrality

    We design buildings and cities as urban ecosystems where energy-use, materials, plants, and people work together to lower the carbon footprint of the entire system. Our goal is to work toward net-zero emission in all our projects. At-hand knowledge of new bio-based materials and circular building techniques allow us to translate strategic foresight into beautiful and high-performing cities, buildings, and spaces. This holistic approach balances emerging technologies with traditional, low-tech methods of construction. In many cases, the single most impactful design decision to improve our climate footprints is to re-use buildings, spaces, and materials that already exist.

  • Designing for Social Interaction

    We analyze the complex relationship between human behavior and architecture to improve social connections, knowledge sharing, and well-being amongst people. We believe that architecture and urban design is about staging social interaction. This approach necessitates taking an even greater responsibility for the effect we create through our buildings — it is about understanding space as a social and sustainable resource. We constantly seek to turn insights from psychology, anthropology, and cognitive science into bold strategies for research and design that takes aim at 21st century challenges.

  • Designing for Liveable, Equitable, and Resilient Cities

    Creating livable and resilient cities lies in our ability to create flexible and sustainable solutions through inclusive planning processes integrated seamlessly into the urban fabric. This allows urban systems, infrastructure, and communities to withstand and bounce back from chronic environmental stressors and extreme climate-related events. We believe that the success of a city lies in its “in-between spaces”: the shared unprogrammed places that invite people to be active participants in the urban environment. We need to maximize the benefits of these spaces through thoughtful, integrated, and flexible planning. It is also these “in-between spaces” that bind our urban infrastructure together while creating a buffer against the consequences of climate change, such as flooding and extreme temperatures.