Philosophy

The experience of working around the world has given us an understanding of and respect for indigenous architecture for its stylistic beauty, simplicity, and use of local vernacular, along with the intelligent use of materials and technology. In turn, that experience has afforded us momentum for looking at contemporary architecture with a refreshed view. We see architecture as an opportunity to blend excellence in design with the needs of clients and users, while simultaneously working with the available budget and time. In our experience, the specific challenges of each project serve as crucibles for innovation in building form.

Our approach to design incorporates the latest technological advances, allowing us to capitalize on the speed of computers in developing 3D models, while maintaining attention to detail and artistic originality. We believe that a building design must be well thought out from the largest urban “macro-scale” to the smallest detail “micro-scale.” In a world of industrial standardization, we welcome the challenge to seek the purest and best solution in every building element and its form.

Dr. Hisham N. Ashkouri, AIA LEED AP BD+C


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