SOLID architectural design is a full service architecture and creative design studio providing architecture, space planning, programming, site planning, and interiors, as well as furniture and fixture design. We are continually in the process of redefining and expanding contemporary notions of the profession through our imaginative investigations into trends and cultural shifts at the forefront of modern living.
SOLID represents an entirely new concept in architectural and creative design practice by responding to the rapidly changing social and economic scene with design solutions that employ a variety of disciplines including architecture and environmental design, industrial design, science and fabrication, information technology, static and motion graphics, lighting design, and acoustic engineering to construct a completely holistic experience that both challenges and transcends the limits of existing paradigms. We believe that this process is absolutely crucial in creating a SOLID architectural design, from site planning to door pull detailing.
The design professionals at SOLID believe architecture to be the creation of environments that are the physical embodiment of social relationships and values made evident through the integration of space, material, and technology. We attain this level of integration through collaboration and team building. Drawing on an extensive, multi-disciplinary network of builders, fabricator, manufacturers, and designers we are able to offer a greater range of services and versatility.
After 10 years of designing unique structures it became clear that to get a building built and detailed to the standards that are reflected in the architectural drawings Solid would have to become a design build firm. In some cases this simply means building a building for a reasonable price. In other cases it means taking matters in our own hands and going to the site and building out details the way the design is intended.
Since starting our first construction project in 2001 we have been building larger or more complex projects each year. The experience has allowed us to take on design challenges from building complex structures to building on difficult sites. The next challenge is to build a more sustainable building. At solid we view each new build as an opportunity to research new building solutions.
A building is built of many different materials. The details where disparate materials come together tends to be complex or costly. Drawing from our background as artists and builders these details are designed to reinforce the architectural idea while making it possible to execute successfully. Having the construction background has informed the way we build in that we are able to see the next 2 or 3 steps down the road. This also informs the architectural practice in that I’ve seen what the local craftsmen/women can do and can design accordingly.