In his treatise “De Architectura”, the Roman architect Vitruvius stated that “a good building should satisfy the three principles of firmitatis utilitatis venustatis,” which translates roughly as -
- Durability – it should stand up robustly and remain in good condition.
- Utility – it should be useful and function well for the people using it.
- Beauty – it should delight people and raise their spirits.
These are the primary goals of architecture.
The word “architecture” comes from the Latin architectura and that from Greek αρχιτέκτων (architectu), “master builder”, from the combination of αρχι- (archi-), “chief” or “leader” and τέκτων (tekton), a “builder” or “carpenter”.
Our approach to the management process parallels this definition of architecture and the building process. Unlike architecture in the era of the individual ‘masterbuilder’, architecture in the 21st century is impacted by a myriad of specialized considerations. These specialized considerations and the evolution of a system of codes to ensure their implementation sets the stage for the team approach in the building process.
Every team requires a leader. A leader who understands every component of the process adequately enough to be able to make informed decisions.
Our philosophy and approach is that the team leader must be a professional who understands the various dynamics that affect modern buildings – dynamics that are at the very core of the human experience . . . an experience enriched by its potential for continual evolution.
The primary directive of this professional is to build a collaboration. A collaboration of the various professionals who make up the team. The collective knowledge of the collaborative will ensure that our clients goals are responsibly defined, articulated and interpreted, ready for implementation by a team of builders.