is more than four walls and a ceiling. Architecture not only encloses
and defines space, but it has the potential to affect people's lives
in powerful direct ways. A well-designed building can inspire awe
or create intimacy, intimidate or welcome visitors. Creative architecture
can tell a story, invoke a history lesson, or present a vision of
the future. Like it or not, every building makes a statement. A
skilled architect recognizes this inherent fact and will create
not only a functional, attractive structure, but one which will
also reflect the character and vision of its owner, all within the
owner's economic framework.
- Effective use of light, Creative use of three-dimensional space,
Incorporation of fire and water where possible (elemental inspiration:
air, light, fire, water).
Blending of interior and exterior spaces "where does outside end
and inside begin?"
Develop and enhance character of buildings already possessing
it. Add character to buildings which lack it.
Interesting uses of materials. Incorporation of newest technologies,
once proven in effectiveness.
Designing "outside of the box" for a fresh new look.
Balancing aesthetics with the responsibility of budgets.