Architecture involves more than drawing floor plans.
We work with our clients to help them determine the best design based on their space, needs, community, budget, and vision for the project. We believe in a collaborative design process and pride ourselves on being good listeners and perceptive interpreters of our client’s goals. We seek to understand a building’s inhabitants, in order to design a space that not only meets their needs but exceeds their expectations.
To realize the shared vision this process affords, we remain committed to staying within our client’s means. Vast experience with tight budgets has taught us that good architecture is not reliant upon expensive materials. We strive to be inventive with the most economical, sustainable building materials and straightforward methods of construction. We do not see budgets as inhibiting good design.
Exceptional design requires creativity. Inhabitants of well-designed spaces sense possibilities in their surroundings. A good designer knows that an inhabitant must realize the full range of how their space can be reinterpreted, again and again. Space must have a built-in level of complexity, a vocabulary of expanding possibility that continually grows rather than being limited. A well-designed, sustainable, and innovative project engages people and leads to more effective living, learning, and well-being.
Our work is intended to inspire creativity, exemplify sustainable principles, and promote cultural diversity. Our collaborative process, our understanding of good design, and our drive for excellence, insures that Smith Sinnett Architecture uses the best practices of our industry and continues to advance the art of our discipline.