Organizations that exist to serve their communities often become the physical heart of their neighborhoods, towns, or cities.

These environments draw people together to connect through social, spiritual, recreational, or educational activities.

Enduring design requires the willingness to understand the culture and personality of a community as context for the design objectives at hand. For more than six decades, we have been entrusted to work on some of the most important landmarks in our clients’ communities—revitalizing, restoring, expanding, and designing memorable spaces that become beloved icons.

We understand that buildings must be designed with the long view in mind—able to embrace historic forms but flexible enough to encourage and support what’s next. We are adept at working with multiple stakeholders and are excellent stewards of public funds. Our breadth of experience and expertise gives us a unique perspective which, along with the following guiding principles, creates a collective insight that results in meaningful solutions.

Community Market Sector Leader, Daniel Avchen,FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Dan Avchen

Civic Market Sector Leader, Mia Blanchett, AIA, LEED AP

Meet our National Community & Civic team