Building projects that integrate with the street and combine uses, with retail on the
ground floor, and housing, cultural uses or offices above, are increasingly part of a
strategy to become less car‐dependent and more sustainable in the use of land and
other resources. Our mixed use projects have brought people closer together, and
re‐created urban fabric lost in the redevelopment strategies of a previous era.
Productivity in the workplace is positively affected by improved environmental conditions. We use a sustainable design approach that utilizes natural and recycled materials, natural and high efficiency lighting and mechanical systems.
Our approach to the workplace emphasizes people and
communication. Where possible we pull private offices away from the outside walls
to maximize views to the outdoors for everyone. We minimize spatial hierarchy so it
is simpler to move people as needs change and new teams are formed.