Smart Design – It’s Who We Are.
You'll notice that this blog is titled 'Smart Design'. This term very simply defines the company we work for, and the type of work we produce! How appropriate is it to lead off our Social Media Initiative than with a description of just that; Smart Design!
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Our goals are to bring you information on trends in the Architectural and Development Industry, as well as let you get to know a little bit more about who we are, and how we work.
SMART DESIGN(v) (Smahrt De-zine)
Our 30 years of success is based upon how we advocate and practice SMART DESIGN. This is unique to M+A. It is a process led by experts that combine the science (smart) and the art (design) of the built environment. To be smart is to understand the cost, constructability, compliance, and the application of efficient practices. To embody design is to understand how to apply the building’s function and program into an iconic, simple, and uniquely natural solution; breeding sustainable solutions. Many companies are great at providing iconic design or great at complete documentation – we strive towards being the best at both.
Smart Design defines how we approach our work, and our people define who we are. Our success is equally balanced between that of expert and confidant –we are architects that care. Success for us is measured with having an unwavering level of confidence in our craft yet not letting it cloud our ability to seek the right answers. We plan for sustainable solutions, and make sure they have a business purpose. Doing this without ego or presumption allows our clients to become our best assets, as they trust that we will advocate for them, design within their interests, and make decisions as if their money was ours.