We see the relationship of architecture and the spectrum of environmental design in a wholistic way, in which information and inspiration flow both ways.
U+ Design Partners is committed to the idea that environmental stewardship and effective use of resources must be the foundation of the design of the built environment. Sustainable design principles are woven into all our design solutions and inform our approach to the relationship of landscape and waterscape design to architecture. Across a vast range of project scales, we must always be prepared to consider the environmental impact of our choices in the belief that an effective design process starts with a sincere intention to create buildings, landscapes, and public spaces that simultaneously serve the daily quality of experience of human occupants, engage the natural environment and uplift the human spirit. The Design Partners at U+ bring an extraordinary portfolio of projects to bear as a basis of experience for addressing the needs and aspirations of the 21st century-built environment.
Our work reflects this commitment in a number of innovative ways. We are often guided by metaphors of nature and the organic environment to inform our design concepts and articulate an understanding of the reciprocal relationships and complementarity of natural forces and building systems, building engineering, and construction means and methods. We see the relationship of architecture and the spectrum of environmental design in a wholistic way, in which information and inspiration flow both ways.
To be ever excellent stewards of the environment we must employ these methods throughout our design and delivery process. We must, as well, maintain cost effective strategies for achieving sustainable goals as a design opportunity, and as the foundation of the most logical and efficient ways to execute the design and construction of buildings which exemplify design excellence. The U+ portfolio contains abundant evidence of this commitment as can be seen in our many projects which have received LEED Platinum and Gold Certifications, and other forms of recognition for environmental stewardship.