Project Team Charrette


If we're going to help clients use design as a tool for institutional transformation, we'd better practice some of that ourselves. That calls for a culture that embraces change and growth.

We put learning and collaboration at the heart of our work, encouraging a culture of inquiry in open studios that promote team-based problem solving.

We complement our project-based learning with formal and informal professional development. We put our money where our words are, designating a percentage of overhead to 2% For Innovation, challenging colleagues to pursue concepts that advance our practice. It's how we've developed everything from project storytelling materials to proprietary planning software.

We're proud of the firm's remarkable portfolio, the work of generations of designers. Now it's our turn.

Culture isn't just about us. We believe in professional and community partnership, with staff teaching at MIT, Boston Architectural College, Arizona State, and Rhode Island School of Design. We also support the ACE Mentor Program and Citizen Schools. We participate in design competitions and seek out pro bono opportunities locally and globally.

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