OUR PHILOSOPHY

 

Everything we do is an act of greatest care for people and the places we inhabit. We embrace the gift of life with compassionate decision making that increases human and environmental well-being. As stewards in the cycle of life we shape our world to be vibrantly living, enjoyable and enduring.

Architecture nurtures the fundamental truth that sustains us peacefully in the spaces we inhabit. Healthy and poetic connections provide a cultural fabric that is socially transformative, ecologically productive, economically sound, and inspiringly beautiful.  Every act of design and construction enriches the whole life community.

We achieve this by listening to our client’s needs and desires to ensure that the genuine vision of each project is brought to life. Our joy of creation stems from the reciprocity engendered between the requirements of architecture and our clients.  By working closely together we translate these requirements into well- functioning and beautiful spaces that resonate into an enduring poetics of place.

OUR PRACTICE

 

A Certified Passive House studio, with over 30 years of experience, ChoShields Studio offers extensive architectural and technical expertise. The studio offers complete architectural services from initial planning and design to construction administration and project completion. We work proactively with our clients and collaborate with the supporting team of consulting engineers, artists, and expediters to create sensitive buildable plans that function beautifully.

Our work encompasses the full range of project scales from interiors to community development. We integrate research of sustainable materials and building systems to ensure a balance between the natural and the built environment. Through our decades of experience and strong appreciation of teamwork we are able to effectively communicate with all parties involved for successful project fruition.