Architecture is an Art.
Good architecture “plays” with light bending it in beautiful ways to celebrate form and shape.
The role of the architect is to create buildings that illustrate the art and craft of architecture – buildings that exude their unique personality. Buildings can be gregarious like Beacon Hill Library which is a community landmark and the Bellwether pavilion which is the sculptural centerpiece of the public plaza. Buildings can also “fit into” difficult or sensitive environments such as a Larry’s Market with its castle-like facade facing a busy freeway and the Timberland Library that quietly becomes one with the rainforest.
Materials reinforce the play of light on architecture – Larry’s Markets and Bellwether use natural metals to pick up the available light of the Pacific NW climate providing a “spectral” glow in all weather.