Environmental Sustainability

We believe that the most sustainable thing we can do as designers and builders is to create spaces and objects that can stand the test of time both in material life and construction technique; but most importantly, to create things of beauty that are worthy of lasting a lifetime.

We encourage our clients to consider quality materials as part of a well-planned design. All too often, building materials have a limited lifespan and end up in landfills. We also consider the overall footprint of material choices; materials from China and India are both beautiful and cost-effective, but the sourcing, labour and carbon impact may not be. When possible, we specify local stone and lumber, as well as native plant material grown at local nurseries that thrives in our climate.