The Role of the Designer

The Role of the Designer

Over the last several months how we use our public and private spaces has changed dramatically. Their function tested, design challenged, meaning questioned. 2020 is nothing if not a year of disruption. As a society we are confronting a dynamic set of circumstances –...
5% Ask

5% Ask

We believe in being good citizens, committed to investing our time, talent, and resources to organizations and entities we believe in. In 2020 we launched the 5% Ask, formalizing a framework around our initiatives, and asking ourselves how we can better support not...
Considering Hotels as Healthcare Spaces

Considering Hotels as Healthcare Spaces

In these unprecedented times, we are all looking for ways to help. In some areas, maybe yours, healthcare beds are at a premium and the need is expected to rise. FEMA, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers, is reviewing the conversion of existing hotels...
The Joy of Giving

The Joy of Giving

A commitment to our communities has long been part of our firm’s DNA. While you’ll find us engaged with various organizations throughout the year, it’s during the holiday season that we really shine. We started in October with our 9th annual Pipeline Trail Clean Up....
Placemaking + The Art of Connected Communities

Placemaking + The Art of Connected Communities

Nestled in the mountain town of Roanoke, Virginia, is a four-story converted warehouse just off a busy industrial corridor. Called The Lofts at West Station 2, it’s a 100-year-old building packed with immense character, having once served as a feed manufacturing...
The Buildings That Never Were

The Buildings That Never Were

Not unlike most architects, Principal Burt Pinnock’s desk is an assortment of creative chaos. But if you sift through the highlighters, reference books, rulers, and remnants of current project work, you’ll find an orderly stack of sketches representing the buildings...