My environmental architectural practice provides a wide range of services to
help building owners and users gain a better understanding of the environmental factors
that will impact building operation and performance, right within the design phase.
Working with the Environment:
To mitigate a building’s impact on the environment, it is important to first understand how
the environment will impact the building. I begin my design process by establishing a
basis of design by documenting site conditions, climate/weather readings and solar data.
This holistic approach has helped inform my architectural process from the very
earliest stages of conceptual design.
In the design of a project, I combine a wide array of analysis investigations—including
shadows, shading, solar, lighting, thermal, ventilation, and acoustics—with highly visual
presentations that present analytical data directly within the context of the building
information model. This visual feedback enables me communicate complex concepts
and extensive datasets more effectively and helps building owners and users quickly engage
with multifaceted performance issues—at a time when the design is sufficiently “plastic”
and can be easily changed.