All of our projects, from downtown to exurbia, are about bringing people together. We often find a forgotten space or area and turn it into the place people remember—the public realm. Our roots are in Berkeley. We are informal yet rigorous, democratic yet decisive. We create places that endure for generations.

Insight and respect

At our Berkeley-based architecture and urban design studio, we focus on the entire spectrum of public places. Insight and respect are the foundation of our work. 

We begin a rigorous design process by paying close attention to our clients’ aspirations and needs and to those of their audiences. Integrating our expertise across multiple disciplines with sound business practices and stewardship for the natural environment, our programs result in high architectural and environmental value, while responding to and enlivening the existing surroundings.

As architects and urban designers we translate the joy of human connection into a place that lives.