We listen to you to understand your experiences and expectations. We want to understand what you experience - good, bad, and indifferent - living in a house that you expect to make better. We want to know how you live, and would like to live, in a home that is presently incomplete. We need to understand the opportunities and constraints offered by your house and site, the economics that will drive your decision making, and the ways in which you prefer to express your style and taste. This understanding is the basis of our design work. What we create will respond to everything we hear.
And we listen to your house and site. We ask to understand how it serves you; and doesn’t. We question its bad habits; and how you’ve been forced to adapt to them. We seek its virtues and are guided to build on them; preserving what delights and reconfiguring what frustrates. We ask what it offers easily; and what we may be required to struggle to get from it. And we ask always, what can we do with what we have before proposing the creation of additional space. Just as the woodworker, we strive to work with the grain.