Placemaking: We design with a collaborative process that shapes our public realm to maximize shared value. We inspire people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. We are about strengthening the connection between people and places.
Critical Regionalism: Our architecture is rooted in the modern tradition, but tied to geographical and cultural context. We employ a progressive approach to design that seeks to mediate between the global and the local languages of architecture.
Environmental Design: Our commitment to the environment is evident in our past and present projects. Projects incorporate environmental standards reducing and protecting water, reducing fossil fuel use and emissions, solar and wind energy, and Passive Haus design standards
New Urbanism: We design in accordance with the principles of New Urbanism including quality Architecture and Urban Design. Our emphasis is on beauty, aesthetics, human comfort, and creating a sense of place. Special placement of civic uses and sites within community are paramount. Human scale architecture & beautiful surroundings nourish the human spirit.
Daniel E. Bollman, AIA
Daniel works with clients to make their visions reality through his extensive expertise in historic preservation and community design. For him, architecture is about problem solving and designing timeless buildings. He values the many voices and disciplines required to create meaningful work.
Beyond the studio, he is chair of the East Lansing Planning Commission, Professor at Michigan State University School of Planning, Design, and Construction, and the architecture critic for the Lansing City Pulse Newspaper. He enjoys walking his daughters to school, each morning, on his way to the architecture studio.
Amanda Harrell-Seyburn, Associate AIA
Amanda designs with an eye to the future, balancing the poetics of architecture with authentic materials, to make great places people will love for generations. Sketching and listening is the foundation of her work. Each design is crafted with attention to context. For her, architecture is equal parts artistic and analytical, and an act of creative collaboration.
Beyond the studio, she is the chair of the East Lansing Historic District Commission, Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, and creative director of the AIA Project “Architecture”. She loves living in the Oakwood Historic District and riding her bike to the architecture studio.