Blog - sustainable

The Envelope Please

Shelter • November 27, 2013

Here in the northern climate, where Midwest winters seem to last eight months, holding the cold at bay is an integral part of the design criteria we work to satisfy.

Air quality in architecture

Shelter • November 19, 2013

Indoor air quality isn’t so much ignored as it’s overlooked; and it shouldn’t be. Studies performed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board in recent years have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health.

Mayflower project nears its destination

Shelter • November 2, 2013

we look forward to proving wrong those who believe energy efficiency and visual appeal are mutually exclusive concepts

Our most referenced residential project

Shelter • October 11, 2013

Birds in the walls, poor insulation, and stairs that didn’t meet code were only the tip of the iceberg when confronting the problems that troubled this home.

Architecture in action

Shelter • August 9, 2013

we’re a passionate bunch and our beliefs about the power of good interior design and architecture don’t stop at the office door

Helping Mayflower Church set sail toward a carbon neutral footprint

Shelter • May 18, 2013

solar panels are versatile, useful and aren’t the undoing of a building’s visual appeal. We were more than happy to team up and prove them absolutely right.