Design Process
My approach to architecture begins with listening.  I am interested in both the programmatic needs of my clients and the way they live and work.  This listening approach also applies to the discovery of the landscape and existing structures in and around the project. The design develops collaboratively by gathering ideas and influences.  I then distill the information into each design and in turn create a unique building which relates to its people, region and site.

Sustainable strategies are an integral part of my design including selecting appropriate materials, building efficiencies, and promoting indoor air quality. This also includes envisioning a way that buildings can elegantly improve our lives and connect us to our environment with a careful footprint.

Building Process
Building is inherently a complex and confusing undertaking.  My intention is to simplify the process through careful design work.  My experience working on many sides of the building profession helps me work with clients and builders through all the steps of creating a building.  I am dedicated to the craft of building. I continue to work with clients through the construction phases, helping them select and work with builders, navigate the construction process,  understand all considerations, and ensure a high quality building.

cytoskeleton stair detail with circle cut-outs of the stair run above.  completed while working at david wise architecture

cytoskeleton stair detail with circle cut-outs of the stair run above.  completed while working at david wise architecture

otak office designed to be a sustainable interior project to meet the leed certification standard. completed while working at otak.

otak office designed to be a sustainable interior project to meet the leed certification standard. completed while working at otak.