PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE
Visionary creativity and innovative thinking in architecture and engineering are liberating us and allowing us to develop outstanding new solutions for buildings and urban design. Our close architect-engineer-developer collaboration and trust makes everything possible.
Our work and design visions are on the edge, celebrating complexity, layered meanings and instability ushered in by the 21st century. Today, the real and virtual worlds are rapidly crossing paths, exploding our perceptions of where and how we live and work. Boundaries of all kinds are breaking down, providing opportunities for change in a tectonic realization of existentialist architecture. The job of predicting and charting a course for the future while striving to re-invent reality is destined to become a global struggle. Our goal should be to move aside whatever stands in the way of innovative thought, to articulate liberated buildings and spaces that make lives richer and more meaningful, and to define a vision for everyone as individuals. Based on progressive social, cultural and political ideals, we are in a position to take advantage of interaction across all media, and to express the full complexity and equality of all people. This kind of creative collaboration, viewed on a universal scale, reflects the marvelous potential we have available to us through the integration of our professions.
As the mind is liberated by the computer's borderless realm of possibilities, all things tangible will also begin to reflect an increasingly open world of opportunity. Architecture will soon outgrow its dependency on the rules and regulations that historically have driven the creation of form and space, and will be able to address a demand for more sensual and multi-faceted environments.
During the 21st century, the greatest freedom and the greatest dilemma of human existence are likely to unfold. How will society evolve to accommodate global electronic connectivity while maintaining a physical sense of place and belonging? What kind of environment will incorporate transient communication nodes, marking only moments in space and time, into settings of geological and cultural permanence? Architecture will begin to reflect the influence of these forces, along with digital technology, to introduce a new spectrum of places for living and working beyond the current boundaries of design.