The motivation behind my work is to find meaning and authenticity in every project. I look deep into the climate, landscape, and history of a place for design inspiration. For me, authenticity is found when a building feels as if it could not belong anywhere else.
I take a rigorous approach to design and believe that building forms should be concise and efficient. I combine and overlap uses to eliminate unnecessary and redundant spaces. My goal with every project, is to use as little energy as possible. I think of architecture as minimal intervention.
I am drawn to basic, unpretentious materials that weather naturally with the landscape. I look to local vernacular architecture for material inspiration. I often expose the structural framework in my designs, giving clarity to the architectural statement.
I strive to create a strong sense of place through architecture.