Biography

Laughing Gravy Studios emphasizes, analyzes, and debates the role of the architect/citizen as cultural communicator and builder responsive to societal, cultural, and environmental challenges. Laughing Gravy Studios provides design services with an emphasis on high performance buildings. Every project is an investigation, a process that is influenced by functional, technological and aesthetic factors. Ultimately, we are inspired by the conviction that architecture achieved through this process has the power to positively impact peoples lives in every sense of the word-physically, mentally and spiritually.

At Laughing Gravy Studios, the process by which we collaborate with our clients to achieve their design is as important as the end result. The ability to listen well-without preconceptions-and communicate clearly are perhaps our most important tools. The capacity to listen well, think carefully and work hard throughout the project is a deceptively simple means to an extraordinary end result: creativity itself. Within the framework, our design approach centers on three overlapping issues: the intelligent use of the site; the creative resolution of the client's program; and the concern for the client's budget and schedule. Intertwined with the creative resolution of these pragmatic issues is the less tangible yet equally important goal of producing an attractive project that reflects our client's aspirations and is a fitting structure for the larger community. While good design is often associated merely with appearance, we strongly believe it is imperative that architecture innovate, synthesize and reflect larger ideas and convey meaning to the user and society. We are also committed to the principle that buildings should be responsible contributions to the environment. We are ultimately inspired by the conviction that architecture achieve through this process is humane and timeless.