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We are an award winning, integrated planning and design, ecology studio and workshop. Since our opening in 1976 the studio has been dedicated to innovation and excellence in design and planning creating a working landscape of ecology directed toward social responsibility and stewardship, lifelong learning, sustainable and renewable environments, and appropriate technology and economics in our urban, rural, coastal, and corporate communities.

Our innovative architecture and planning work has always been well ahead of current thinking and action, actively practicing ecological design, sustainability, and environmental/behavioral design since its founding in 1976. The studio’s work has been recognized with national, regional, state, and local awards in architecture, planning, and urban design from professional societies, government agencies, and citizen organizations. The firm was fully engaged in green design, smart growth, new urbanism, conservation development, and complete streets well before anyone had names for those practices or ideas. Our work goes beyond Best Practice, our work is Next Practice.
Our foundation and execution is in ecology, encompassing the firm’s research in what is called the eleven E’s OF ECOLOGY ~ environment, esthetics, egress, extensions, efficiency, economy, education, ethics, equality, eclecticism, and energy. We are futurists - respecting the context of present day patterns with the knowledge and understanding of the here and now. We see and craft the BIG PICTURE while cognizant of making details work.
Much of the firm’s diverse project portfolio are innovative and prototype works with the designs and planning work breaking new ground in their invention and application to real world settings.

Membership
October 24, 2008 - October 24, 2014