From master plans to interior renovations, Cunningham | Quill uses an approach tailored to the unique demands of every project. The firm strives to achieve excellence in design through rigorous attention to detail. Sometimes the most appropriate design involves an innovative, contemporary solution, while in other instances we adhere to traditional building precedents. Some of our designs transform their surroundings while others are seamless additions that reinforce the existing architecture or natural features. The common element in all our projects is design excellence. Whether we defer to context and history or break the mold with inventive designs, our ultimate goal is to create architecture that enhances its sense of place.
Our design process involves the close examination of every aspect of a project. Embedded within the culture of Cunningham | Quill Architects is a belief that good design and the sound planning of projects positively impacts the greater environment. In order to build sensitively within a particular place, we study its natural features as thoroughly as the neighboring built environment, along with its history, culture, and the people in the surrounding community. Our process encourages the exploration of numerous design solutions, investigating sustainable strategies at all scales. We use hand sketches, computer drawings, and physical modeling to illustrate and refine all design decisions.
No less important to the process is close communication with the client. We work with each client from the inception of a project through its completion. Our collaborative process allows us to discover what the parameters should be, and how we can work together to realize our common goal. The project is a synthesis of the client’s sensibilities and our design expertise.
In order to create architecture and successful plans that serve not only the client, but also everyone affected by the project, Cunningham | Quill actively engages the community and other interested individuals as part of the design process. Whether working with the client, public officials, or the community, our design process is interactive, inclusive, and visually oriented. We focus on creative problem solving and the solicitation of input from various stakeholders. Through this process, a sense of community with the stakeholders evolves, ensuring a greater understanding of the design and economic determinants of a project.