Inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Design™ Framework, our multi-disciplinary teams innovate for the circular economy at all scales, from the molecule to the region.
Our services are customized to the specific needs of our clients—from building and community designs to project frameworks—all embodying the Cradle to Cradle Design philosophy.
We engage in diverse designs across a wide range of architectural scales, typologies and locales. All of our work shares a common purpose: to create places where people and nature can thrive together.
We know that good architecture comes from an open, collaborative, and enjoyable engagement with our clients and project teams. Within the realities of project schedules and costs, we deliver solutions that meet our clients’ fundamental needs while giving inspirational form to their highest aspirations and dreams.
Through community design, we are able to enhance the environmental potential of buildings long before they are designed. Our designs for cities, communities, and corporate and university campuses promote efficient and effective approaches to infrastructure, energy, water and mobility solutions while seeking to eliminate the concept of waste at all scales. These strategies not only support resident well-being and regenerate local and regional ecological health; they also provide the next generation of leadership to address the global challenges of climate change, carbon emission reduction and resource recovery.
Combining our unique capacity for systems thinking with the latest research, we work with and guide (other) designers and architects, planners, developers, contractors, owners, institutions, companies and municipalities to develop sustainable, specific, holistic and practical solutions to challenges faced at all stages of project development, from pre-design to post-occupancy. Building upon Cradle to Cradle Design concepts, we provide guidance on Circular Economy principles that enhance and optimize resource use, ensuring that every action is socially, ecologically and economically beneficial.
Our advising services are tailored to individual clients and have included:
Visioning + Design Framework Creation and Development
We guide clients in creating a principled framework for their projects starting with an inventory of our shared Values, immovable fulcrums against which we lean our levers of change.
Healthy Materials Selection, Assessments + Integration
We analyze the human, environmental and performance impacts of materials at the earliest stages of design, assisting clients in selecting and procuring products that are safe, then circular. Download Brochure
We develop guidelines that put Cradle to Cradle Design principles into action, over time and across typologies, within the framework of client values.
Education + Workshops
We educate clients and stakeholders on Cradle to Cradle Design concepts, helping them to define sustainability as it relates to their own corporate, institutional or individual values.