Our design philosophy is based on a coordinated effort that takes the needs and desires of the client and combines them with our vision to arrive at the best solution. We feel the places we design should serve the people who work, visit and live in them. We listen carefully and respond creatively to our client's vision.
We believe that architecture is best when it is an honest expression of the people it serves, when it interacts gracefully with its surroundings, and when it has an understated dignity based on carefully crafted construction and the natural beauty of materials.
Our approach is not built on a pre-determined aesthetic or a rigid "signature style." It grows naturally from a quest for ideas and answers. Designs are never imposed. They evolve from a rigorous inquiry into the particulars of location, program and client needs. Designs represent our belief that we can transform problem-solving into art.
Frank Valdes is a licensed architect with a B. Arch from Cornell and a Masters in Urban Design from MIT. His work has been recognized internationally and published. Frank has worked for renowned architects such as Moshe Safdie, Koetter Kim and William Rawn. He has taught design at the New England School of Art and Design in Boston, NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) in Milan, and worked on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of El Malecon in Havana, Cuba.