This is a time in which belief is often overwhelmed by exponential change. Even in the most serious architectural circles, intellectual games and superficial dogma can take the place of affirmation, and the mediocrity and deadness of much of our environment continue to spread.

Yet, in all of our surroundings there is great richness and power. Belief in the sensuality of place, the emotive qualities of materials, and the ability to give pleasure and insight, to comfort, and to transport, can produce humane and spirited architecture. It is our belief that exceptional architecture comes from the search for solutions which respond to the particular circumstances inherent in each situation.

Increasingly, we have come to see that, in a sense, circumstances are infinite and that working within any one set of habits is too limiting. We must be alive to the subtleties of place, whether manmade or natural; to the varied nature of humans and their particular activities; to the qualities of their institutions; and to the nature of the means with which we build. With both intellect and intuition, we seek solutions that respond to the web of circumstances at hand.

Over the years the interplay of architects within our practice and our responses to more complex and demanding programs and varied environments have broadened our view of the circumstances that affect our work. We are peeling away the layers of our habits and preconceptions. We require open-mindedness, willingness, gentleness - a soft, yet no-holds-barred approach.


Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Sciences
Troy, New York
Combs Point Residence
Finger Lakes, New York
Creekside Residence
California
Liberty Bell Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sellinger School of Business
Baltimore, Maryland
Apple Store, SoHo
New York City, New York
Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center
Seattle, Washington
Apple Store, Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York
Apple Store, SoHo
New York City, New York
Issaquah Public Library
Issaquah, Washington
Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Sciences
Troy, New York
Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, California
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Natural Sciences Laboratory Building
San Diego, California
Creekside Residence
California
Combs Point Residence
Finger Lakes, New York
Creekside Residence
California
Woodway Residence
Woodway, Washington
Adobe San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center
Seattle, Washington
Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, California
Wallace Social Sciences Building
Princeton, New Jersey
Adirondack House
New York
Pryzbyla Center
Washington, DC
Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Building
Atlanta, Georgia
The Financial Center
Milford, Pennsylvania
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Liberty Bell Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Financial Center
Milford, Pennsylvania
Apple Store, Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Point House
Montana
Natural Sciences Laboratory Building
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Point House
Montana
Envelope House
Seattle, Washington
Visitor Activity Center
Pocono Environmental Education Center / National Park Service
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
Seattle City Hall
City of Seattle
Seattle, Washington
Robert Schattner Center
School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Intelligent Workplace
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apple Store, Regent Street
Apple Inc.
London, England
School of Fisheries Building
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Edge House
Warren, Connecticut