Mission
 

Mission

We are not stylists, not artists, not designers. We are architects. We choose architecture as a medium because buildings and cities are the context of cultural development. As architects, we synthesize diverse realities – ranging from physics and law to finance and human behavior. Our purpose is to discover fertile ground for investigating cultural questions through architecture.
The architecture that matters is both a product and producer of culture. But just what is culture? Culture is something strange, unpredictable, and turbulent. Attempts to outflank it, outrun it or out-think it just make for embarrassing fashion mistakes. Our approach is different. By finding the inspiration for our work in enduring cultural questions, we can define culture while defying fashion.
A sense of sober experimentation allows us to see the possibilities that aren’t there – yet. We embrace a project’s realities as conceptual material. What matters most about a project is how it shapes the activity it shelters. Consequently, we focus on novel organizations to produce buildings and spaces that modify the context of cultural activity. By carefully examining what the realities of a project tell us about the culture we live in, we move beyond simply meeting requirements to produce work that explores the issues that drive our culture.