Since establishing our practice over a handshake on a Schuylkill railroad bridge in late October of 1988, our overarching interest in context, tradition, beauty and the innovations that can occur within these paradigms, has remained unchanged. The working environment, the working relationships, and the technological tools have changed. They have increased flexibility, speed, and sophistication of the thought processes, and enhanced and refined the result. Nevertheless, our fundamental mission to work with structure to serve a purpose in an enduring and beautiful way remains steadfast. We tap into our common cultural consciousness and memory to evoke both an intellectual and emotional response to color, texture, form, and light. Our core beliefs: innovation within the context of tradition, a commitment to process, sustainability, and stewardship of the environment, and our focus on craftsmanship and beauty inform our work.