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.


Issaquah Public Library
Issaquah, Washington
Apple Store, SoHo
New York City, New York
Wallace Social Sciences Building
Princeton, New Jersey
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Natural Sciences Laboratory Building
San Diego, California
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Creekside Residence
California
The Financial Center
Milford, Pennsylvania
Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center
Seattle, Washington
Adobe San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Woodway Residence
Woodway, Washington
Apple Store, SoHo
New York City, New York
Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, California
Combs Point Residence
Finger Lakes, New York
Liberty Bell Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Sciences
Troy, New York
The Financial Center
Milford, Pennsylvania
Apple Store, Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Combs Point Residence
Finger Lakes, New York
Ballard Library and Neighborhood Service Center
Seattle, Washington
Pryzbyla Center
Washington, DC
Sellinger School of Business
Baltimore, Maryland
Creekside Residence
California
Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Building
Atlanta, Georgia
Point House
Montana
Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, California
Rensselaer Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Sciences
Troy, New York
Adirondack House
New York
Creekside Residence
California
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Apple Store, Fifth Avenue
New York City, New York
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Grand Teton National Park Discovery and Visitor Center
Jackson, Wyoming
Liberty Bell Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Seattle City Hall
Seattle, Washington
Field House
Germantown Friends School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Adobe San Francisco
Adobe Systems Incorporated
San Francisco, California
The Barn at Fallingwater
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Mill Run, Pennsylvania
Forest House
Connecticut
School of Fisheries Building
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios
Emeryville, California
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson / San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Edge House
Warren, Connecticut
Wallace Social Sciences Building
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey