How I Work

First we talk.
You talk and I listen. We start anywhere you like. With a complaint, an idea, a dream, no matter. We'll articulate new criteria for your full satisfaction and make these actionable. We'll look at a myriad of possibilities for your project. We will move with care from initial requirements and assessments through design development, presentations for funding (if required), permits & entitlements and implementation; without overlooking or dumbing-down your wildest dreams. We'll quickly get to the place that will begin to make the difference in value realized for you.


I listen deeply and delve into the often massive complexities of context, constraints and available resources of all kinds, to deliver all of what you want in an elegant solution.

I relish the chance to make a site plan, small airfield, crew quarters or any prototype more efficient and functional, or a piece of real estate more useful and beautiful: all resource better utilized.

Clients often report they would not have known to ask for what I provided; the inquiries, new conditions of satisfaction, design studies that precede a project; the finely-detailed illustrative plans and specifications that will give your project an edge. Six decades of that kind of inquiry in many domains enable me to approach any puzzle with both wonder and confidence.

The process consistently generates solutions that go far and happily beyond satisfying client expectations.

While I am a curious generalist as a learner, design is my specialty, my discipline, and my practice.

If we are a good fit, you've got an idea for a project that could be great, but is not yet actionable to your satisfaction; or you don't know quite how exceptional your project could be.

Shall we have a look?

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
R. Buckminster Fuller