Our DESIGN PHILOSOPHY is well represented by these quotes:
In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. – Steve Jobs
Relevance, not style, is the foundation of modernism. – DWR
Architecture is an emotional response in the individual who experiences it, fulfilling both physical and psychological needs, transcending mere shelter, and reflecting the extent of human development. – Bill Caudill, FAIA 1985 AIA Gold Medal recipient
Architecture is the reaching out for the truth…. To express is to drive. And when you want to give something presence, you have to consult nature. And there is where Design comes in – Louis Kahn
A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. - Louis Kahn
Programming precedes design just as analysis precedes synthesis. The separation of the two is imperative and prevents trial-and-error design alternatives. Separation is central to an understanding of a rational architectural process, which leads to good buildings and satisfied clients. – Problem Seeking William M. Pena + Steven A. Parshall
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's bloodand probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and our grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. -  Daniel H. Burnham (1907)
If you wait for perfect conditions you will never get anything done. – Ecclesiastes 11:4 LB