FIRM PROFILE ikon.5 architects is an award-winning design firm, formed 2003, with a portfolio of projects serving higher education, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions and business corporations. Our mission is to bring design excellence to the clients we serve, to design sustainably to conserve our earth?s resources, and to improve the built landscape in which we live. Each of our projects is rooted meaningfully in its place and informed by the ideas, values and traditions of the people with and for whom we work. In order to assure design excellence and responsive service, one of our four principals lead every project. They are the direct client contact throughout the project, and are present through construction and occupancy. Supporting the principal is a highly talented staff of architects that make up a project team. This team stays with the client and project until its successful completion. With twenty years experience working together, ikon.5 principals have developed a continuity of knowledge that benefits our clients in many ways. Our long-standing, collaborative, working relationship, coupled with our extensive experiences together, add up to a collective wisdom?and are a significant advantage when navigating design and construction choices for our clients. PRACTICE AREAS ikon.5 has a broad-based practice in architecture and interior design. The areas of our practice include all aspects of higher education & architecture and planning for colleges and universities as well as public libraries, facilities for the arts, commercial and multi-tenant residential. In education, our work includes: classroom buildings and professional schools for business and law; libraries; student and campus centers; dining facilities; buildings for the arts and performance; sports and recreation. DESIGN PHILOSOPHY At ikon.5 architects, we seek to create an architecture that inspires and endures. We believe that every project, no matter how grand or utilitarian, is an opportunity for rigorous design exploration, inventiveness and creativity. We believe in the transformative power of architecture to improve the quality of life and to create a sense of pride, dignity, inspiration and delight. Our explorations are influenced by existing conditions, understanding of the place in which we build, and contemporary cultural forces of our time. We seek an architecture that expresses the values of our clients as a continuum of the great history of this art. Our mission is to create architecture that is a creative interpretative response to our client's needs, budget realities, site conditions, and cultural values, and eloquently tells their story in built form. Each of our designs is distinctly conceived and elegantly executed, architectural concepts supported by technological innovation. We are committed to sustaining the world's natural resources and to maximizing environmental stewardship in all we design and build. On each and every project, in partnership with our clients, we take an exciting journey of discovery that stimulates thought, emotion, memory, invention, and synthesizes many influences into the soul of a project.