• Philosophy

    From the inception of the firm, David Vandervort Architects has determined to focus on the following three Design Principles as the foundation of our philosophy:

    Create Architecture that is responsive to the client’s (user’s) needs:

    • We work closely with the client to determine and clarify needs.
    • We value and carefully listen to the input of every person involved in the project, so that we might better comprehend the full potential of the project.
    • We consider the client group to also include those impacted by the project – neighbors, users, and the community at large, and seek to understand their viewpoint.
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  • Philosophy

    Create Architecture that is carefully integrated with its surroundings:

    • We perform extensive analyses of a site’s natural features in order to respond to its native character – i.e. the way water flows through the site, the location of existing trees and vegetation, the presence of wildlife, the direction of the wind, the quality of light, and the quantity of sun.
    • We seek to understand the historical and cultural context of a place and celebrate it within our design.
    • We strive to design in harmony with what is unique about a site – its built and natural character, forms and vistas.

  • Philosophy

    Create Architecture that integrates materials, methods of building and ways of living that sustain our natural resources:

    • We strive to create design that will be long lasting, durable, and adaptable to future use.
    • We continually research new products and methods to determine which products generate the least waste, make use of the most recycled material, require the least amount of energy to produce, and have the least impact on the ecosystems from which they are obtained.
    • We design with energy savings in mind – always striving to exceed the minimum standards set by the energy codes and work to integrate passive and active technologies for harnessing sustainable energy sources.

    Through this process, and our particular foci, we seek to create artful architecture that is uniquely appropriate and responsive to each project, client, and place.

  • Philosophy

    From the inception of the firm, David Vandervort Architects has determined to focus on the following three Design Principles as the foundation of our philosophy:

    Create Architecture that is responsive to the client’s (user’s) needs:

    • We work closely with the client to determine and clarify needs.
    • We value and carefully listen to the input of every person involved in the project, so that we might better comprehend the full potential of the project.
    • We consider the client group to also include those impacted by the project – neighbors, users, and the community at large, and seek to understand their viewpoint.
    • Click below for next slide...

  • Philosophy

    Create Architecture that is carefully integrated with its surroundings:

    • We perform extensive analyses of a site’s natural features in order to respond to its native character – i.e. the way water flows through the site, the location of existing trees and vegetation, the presence of wildlife, the direction of the wind, the quality of light, and the quantity of sun.
    • We seek to understand the historical and cultural context of a place and celebrate it within our design.
    • We strive to design in harmony with what is unique about a site – its built and natural character, forms and vistas.

  • Philosophy

    Create Architecture that integrates materials, methods of building and ways of living that sustain our natural resources:

    • We strive to create design that will be long lasting, durable, and adaptable to future use.
    • We continually research new products and methods to determine which products generate the least waste, make use of the most recycled material, require the least amount of energy to produce, and have the least impact on the ecosystems from which they are obtained.
    • We design with energy savings in mind – always striving to exceed the minimum standards set by the energy codes and work to integrate passive and active technologies for harnessing sustainable energy sources.

    Through this process, and our particular foci, we seek to create artful architecture that is uniquely appropriate and responsive to each project, client, and place.