Crafting places people love. The challenge of designing flexible, high-performance, and human-centered facilities in a constantly-evolving world have driven the team at TEF since its founding in 1997. Our work is rooted in the goals and values of our clients and their stories, and shaped by site, memory, community and culture. While every assignment is an original expression, each shares a common framework of design principles. We seek modern, economic, and responsible solutions that are optimistic, open and warm; that foster community, health and well-being and are emotionally-satisfying to those who visit, work and live in them. Through authentic inquiry and collaboration, we strive to define and reveal the human foundation that gives identity to each project and that will maintain its lasting relevance to the communities it serves.