The design of residential architecture provides a unique opportunity to make a difference at a small scale: one person, one family or one house at a time. Some projects begin as an empty site and involve the creation of a new structure. Others are small interventions to existing houses, enhancing what already exists and revitalizing what doesn’t work. We begin each project by listening to both the practical needs and the ideals of homeowners, then setting out to find the right balance between the two. Our architecture is about houses that lift the spirit as well as graciously accommodate the daily lives of regular people.