Inspired by a shared interest in sustainable design and artfully crafted buildings, we established Gardner Architects in 2003. We bring to our practice a detail-oriented approach to building design, developed over two decades of professional practice working on a range of projects from large scale commercial and institutional buildings to private homes in Washington DC and the surrounding region. The focus of our practice is residential architecture. Whether a project involves a renovation, an addition to an existing building or new construction, we offer full service architectural design at a highly personalized level. Our clients are central to the design process and we keep them continuously involved. We foster a team approach in which we engage all team members – owners, architect, engineers and contractor -- from concept design through construction completion. Our work focuses on innovative design through space, light, order, and craft, and is guided by our commitment to environmental stewardship. We believe that environmental issues and architecture are intrinsically linked at every level and that, as architects, we are positioned to be leaders in environmental responsibility. For these reasons we have continuously grown our interest and knowledge base in sustainable design. We view a sustainable design approach as not only productive and essential to our profession of designing buildings, but fundamentally important to us as we contemplate what kind of world we will leave to our children.