We imbue our work with a full understanding of history and an aspiration to express our time. Every client's site and mission provide abundant opportunities and challenges. We seek to develop a deep understanding of both place and institution that will lead to transcendent solutions. In our view, a building should respect the full context in which the project is built; it should reveal the client's mission; it should promote health in all the systems in which it participates; and it should elicit joy. In our work, aesthetics are primarily driven by a thoughtful response to the full context of the program, budget, local traditions, institutional values, time, place and the craft of assembling materials.