// How We Work
We communicate through storytelling utilizing digital, analog, and computational design methodologies. Design is an iterative process. We embrace this process and integrate it into our approach. Working through multiple design possibilities, through rapid prototyping techniques, combining and removing elements and adding back new, we find the highest and best use of allowable space in a playful and innovative way, our intent is to always end the conceptual phase with the best possible solution.
DOT’s architectural philosophy reflects a vision that the future of design must enhance the individual’s environment and promote their potential and spirit by focusing on functional and well-designed space, supplemented by sustainable energy and building systems. We have a diverse skill set which encompasses digital fabrication, construction knowledge and working with leading-edge design technology. DOT – Architecture’s broadened understanding of how construction processes are integrated into the design process to fully enhance any architectural vision. We have bold ideas and a passionate energy to bring to your project.
DOT – Architecture is a group of award-winning designers with experience in multiple scales of design from doorknobs, light fixtures, and furniture to global campus and master plans. DOT’s built project experience includes residential, Multi-Family, office, commercial, education, religious and government buildings. Our team has experience working at some of the top design firms in the world.
// Building Information Modeling
Building information modeling (BIM) This technology advancement has allowed faster and more efficient rapid prototyping of planned space. DOT – Architecture thrives by utilizing the latest in building information modeling (BIM) technology. BIM allows us to create your new world in three-dimensions and very accurately analyze its data. Being able to pull vital information from the model in real-time provides a level of precision in building techniques which was once impossible. We begin every project in BIM and can efficiently master this data to get nearly accurate cost estimates for material takeoffs and multiples of parts and assemblies. This information is used through every phase of your project from Pre-Design and programming through the design, construction and into the facilitates maintenance plan for long after the building is completed. Working with and managing this data is now critical to the creation, development and full life-cycle of a successful project, regardless of scale.
// The DOT-Arc Process that you see
Visualizations of the architectural design process sometimes lead to more confusion than clarity. We have created, tested & refined our process with our clients over & over again–because we believe that every architecture project is an opportunity to improve our process. You will not experience stale, stuffy or boring design work– we keep our projects & our partnerships invigorated with thought & a thorough use of the latest design technology because that’s what designing for tomorrow means to us.