What makes us different?

  • Service is job one. We want you to feel that your project is our most important project by responding quickly, accurately, and beyond your expectations.
  • Team Players. We want to join your team to be the best possible for the job. Your project demands high-quality team members to develop today’s buildings. We strive to keep your interests and goals at the forefront of all of our decisions.
  • We communicate: We still believe in real in-person meetings with the design team so that we can get the full talent of each contributed to the project. Scheduled meetings keep our team accountable to the project schedule and goals.
  • Creative: Each project is our opportunity to do our best and to explore the design potential that lies within the scope of the project. You and your project are unique and require a fresh design.
  • When things go wrong. Building projects are complicated with lots of parts and issues that often take a direction that may be unexpected. We will be there to develop a resolution that best benefits the project and our client.
  • Knowledge. We understand the relationship between all of the elements that are required in a fully functional building. It not only needs to be pleasing to the eye, it needs to be heated, cooled, and support all of the loads. All of the building systems are considered at each step of the design in consultation with the design team. The building systems are incorporated into the design, not just added later.
  • Experience. Paul Franks brings his 39-years of experience to each project. We explore design ideas and concepts that we know by experience work. We are cautious to incorporate new and un-tested systems and products without a full vetting of such systems or ideas.
  • It’s in the details: We believe that it is the architect’s responsibility to provide all of the details. A great design requires details that insure that the big and small elements are realized in the finished building. Complete construction documents provide the contractor with precise instructions so your building is completed and performs as you expected.
  • Small is better. Paul Franks will be personally involved in every part of the project from concept to occupancy. You get my 36 years of experience without compromise.
  • Your project is too big! We have completed many projects of $20 to $30 million valuation by knowing what we are doing. We are organized and leverage the talent and energy of our design team to get the project done.
  • Our client’s keep coming back. Much of our work is with repeat clients. We think that that is a significant statement about the quality of service that we provide.
  • We really like doing Architecture! After some 39-years of practice, we are enjoying the art, science and challenges of architecture more with each project and client.