SHAPE Architecture pursues big ideas – with great people, we make them happen.



Contextual Mapping

We are fundamentally interested in design which reflects the patterns and structure of its specific place. We believe that the harmonics and specific genius loci of place are at the heart of an authentic formal design response and that this can best be understood through a lens of structure.

Design Approach

At SHAPE Architecture, the foundation of a good design process starts with exploring and representing the contextual structures and patterns which underlie the places within which we design; site, landscape, light, wind, local methods of construction, the property plat of the City.

Dynamic Process

We prefer a heuristic rather than prescriptive approach to design. We don’t know the end point when we begin, but we have to start somewhere. Our design process allows redirection, correction, and redefinition of a design problem at every phase of the design process.