Design Philosophy

Diverse in scale, character and visual expression, Christopher Carvell Architects PC’s work has won many AIA and industry design awards for excellence.

Embracing the use of technology and sustainable practices, the firm’s projects create exceptionally humane environments.  Christopher Carvell Architects’ design philosophy emphasizes: a clear architectural expression of the clients program (inside-out/outside-in hierarchy); a comprehensive micro-master planning analysis of the character of the site and its surroundings, respect for the subtle qualities of the land, and the need for honoring a sense of place.

Christopher Carvell Architects takes a holistic approach to programming, site planning, architecture, and interior design.  This connects people with ideas, creating next generation environments inspiring interactive living-learning and workplace communities, unique to the culture they serve.

Energy efficient practices include optimizing the buildings orientation to control solar loads while maximizing day-lighting and natural ventilation.  Other sustainable features include high performance building envelopes and the use of local indigenous materials.  The firm’s work is recognized for its commitment to simplicity of structure and building form.