Shape Architecture

We design houses for families where the spirit and personality of the West Coast resonates from the smallest detail to the scale of the house and beyond. Our practice is founded on the twin principles of design excellence and environmental stewardship. That means that we start by understanding how we can use the specific characteristics of the West Coast so that the house is in harmony with it’s place. By positioning the house carefully on the site, by understanding the position of the sun at different times of the year, by working with our clients to understand how they imagine using the house, we will develop a place for living in tune with this very unique part of the world. We prefer simple and efficient building layouts with configurations and massing carefully developed in relation to site, program and environmental factors. With simplicity of organization and form, project resources are focused on quality systems and assemblies to create robust, resilient buildings that last through time.