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Traditional & Innovative

We learn from the past, and translate those lessons into the present and future. The lessons of our heritage are too great to be forgotten. We study the vernacular architecture of a region to learn age old ways to build with the climate, ecology, and materials rooted in the local. Creating a "sense of place", which resonates with the spirit of the region, the ecology, and the history of a community, is of greater importance than merely expressing the fleeting fashions of a current trend. And yet, innovation and experimentation are inherent in tradition. Vernacular traditions guidelines for evolving and generating new expressions that unite seamlessly with the surroundings.