Designing beautiful spaces for people and the planet.
We aim to improve the lives of our neighbors, make the people in our communities smile, and work in an inclusive manner that engages people in the design process. Each of our projects adheres to our design principles:
We approach each project with a focus on materiality. All of our projects aim to be well crafted with a close attention to details. Authenticity is what we look for, celebrating each material’s strengths, uniqueness, and beauty.
The most sustainable building is a beautiful building that is taken care of over time. Each project should have elements that delight and inspire, while overall beautiful projects have refined proportion, scale and composition. We aim to incorporate all of these elements in a timeless design that draws on our other design principles.
Architecture must respond to its context and be designed for the specific climate in which it is built. Our work aims to be calibrated for high-performance, reducing the use of energy, water, and other resources needed to make it function. Further, we look to create spaces with strong connections to the outdoors and surrounding landscape, making our buildings have a positive impact on the environment with interiors that maximize comfort, views, and natural light.
As we work through our design process we look for ways to simplify our projects to their necessities. This “less is more” approach leads to efficient uses of space and intuitive designs that maximize experience of occupying our projects. A minimalist design, allows the moments of delight - a great view to the exterior, or the beauty of natural wood - to really shine.
Each of our clients is unique and we strive to respond their specific needs, lifestyle, and values. We have an individual approach that is based on collaboration with our clients. Propel values Design Generosity - finding ways to use our skills to give back to our community through volunteering and probono services.