Imagine arriving at a future construction site, surveying the materials available, and designing with what’s at hand. This is the way we work. Wherever possible, we make use of local materials in construction and we use local knowledge, history and culture to inform our designs. Our designs and construction methods are often rooted in tradition, but updated for contemporary demands, so we work with craftsmen and craftswomen from each region where we build to realize our architectural designs. The process is always exciting, challenging, and rewarding; we learn a tremendous amount, and at the same time, teach new techniques to our construction teams.