Returning to First Principles exhibition at the Pomerene Center for the Arts in 2014 (photo: Julie Ames)

The studio was formed in 2005 while working through a series of design experiments that explored the emerging issues of technology and sustainability in architecture. Through these early experiments we examined how the use of digital modeling and computational simulation could lead to simpler and smarter sustainable design decisions. Today, as our studio continues to grow, we still hold a digitally informed sustainable practice of architecture in the highest regard. It is this expertise that most distinguishes the studio’s work partnered with the unwavering commitment to fulfill a clients needs with the most innovative and environmentally sensitive architecture.

We value the genuine characteristics of each individual client; we take their places very seriously; and we believe that good architecture is one that intertwines the genuine client with the depth of their place.

Awards + Honors

American Institute of Architect's Merit Award in Built Category

Angier Springs Monumental Work (2018)

Architectural Research Centers Consortium Best Paper Award

The Charnley-Norwood House: A Turning Point in the History of American Environmental Design (2018)

James Marston Fitch Foundation Fellow

Samuel H. Kress Mid-Career Fellowship (2015)

Winner of American Institute of Architect's 10up Design Competition

Tensegrity Aviary (2012)

Winner of American Institute of Architect's 48 Hour Design Competition

Blocks, Bars, and Stripes (2009)

Winner of Virginia Concrete-Masonry Design Competition

Millennium Tower (2000)