PHILOSOPHY
STYLE 

Many aesthetic influences converge in ATMO's style: the geometry of the Art Deco style, the elongated lines of Gothic architecture, the raw texture of natural materials, and the neon lights of Las Vegas. However, we always design by integrating the client's personal style and the context of the site, so no two projects will be exactly the same. If you are particularly drawn to a certain style of architecture, please let us know so we can figure out what about it speaks to you and incorporate it into your design.

ATMO is the Greek root of atmosphere, a word that evokes the distinctive yet intangible quality of space we all experience in spaces that activate our senses and our connection to nature. 
Our practice is grounded in the following beliefs:

 

  • Architecture affects people mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually and can support human well-being. 

  • Architecture is the synthesis of aesthetic expression, sensitivity to context, and the sensory experience of space. 

  • Architecture can facilitate a human connection to nature. 

TEXTURE
Texture is necessary for visual comfort and general sanity. The human eye evolved in nature, and people usually feel the most comfortable in spaces with enough visual complexity to stimulate their senses without overwhelming them. This balance can be achieved through using a variety of textured materials, patterns, and shapes that resonate specifically with the client. Part of what we can explore in the design process is which 
NATURE

Sustainability begins with the human connection to nature, and sustainable design techniques should enhance and support this connection. When we are connected to nature, our instinct is to live in harmony with it. To this end, I use a variety of techniques to facilitate this connection by optimizing views, incorporating plant life into the space, and using minimally processed, sustainably produced materials.

COLOR
Have you ever noticed that the chromatic range of our built environment is generally a little limited? I think we are missing out. I work with my clients to discover and develop their palette -  a curated collection of textures, geometric forms, and colors that make them feel happy and at peace. I am always keeping up with scientific studies on how color impacts the human psyche, the nervous system, the brain, and our endocrine system and bringing this knowledge to my practice. Depending on the needs of my clients, I can make certain recommendations on which colors to incorporate in which spaces.
CRAFT
I believe in architecture as a work of art. That means that the execution is just as important as the design. I am building a network of local artists, fabricators, and builders that have demonstrated a high quality of work in order to build highly customized spaces and support talented local artisans.
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