A simple phrase drives our practice: The lives that occupy the work inspire the body of the work. Before defining a building’s aesthetic, we work with clients to glean how they want the building to perform: that is, how the plan will be organized to support the feeling and function they want their building to evoke. Some clients desire very closed, private spaces; others desire an open, loft-like ambience. In creating the floor plan that supports the clients’ desired function, we trigger the evolution of an aesthetic. The building’s style thus grows from its plan, often surprising our clients who may not have previously recognized that affinity.
Every day Marc enjoys the privilege of doing the very thing he has been passionate about since early childhood. Born the son of an American Diplomat, Marc grew up overseas where he was exposed to a multitude of cultures throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. Marc’s introduction to classical architecture in a variety of indigenous styles certainly had a significant impact on the firm’s design breadth.