Functional Design

Our designing process does not involve 'paper' architects who've never cooked a meal in one of their 'dream' kitchens or worked in a space or with a tool they've experienced only in a drawing. When we perfect a design, we consult as necessary with masters of each respective trade, craft or profession to infuse lifetimes of hands-on experience and practical knowledge into our functionally-designed projects, ensuring they will work as intended. We are also always professionally and personally involved with each project from start to finish.

One of the more important things learned during apprentice and journey training is a great respect for the classic beauty of proper function. Something that works as it should satisfies on many levels. Form should properly follow function and, while form may influence design, it should not dictate function.

Well-designed workspaces have features such as fewer steps to reach essential areas, proper-height countertops and work surfaces, ergonomically-correct seating and properly-focused color-balanced lighting. Sufficient, well-placed electrical outlets and intuitive control systems, current-technology data and media access and efficient HVAC systems also contribute greatly to eliminating stress and increasing productivity.

Effective professional websites are well planned and properly coded tools featuring intuitive navigation of the vivid imagery, compelling writing and understandable graphics that guide visitors along multiple converging pathways to a desired worthwhile destination. These basics go a long way toward creating an experience that will convert first-time browsers into clients as well as establishing a solid foundation for Organic Search Engine Optimization (OSEO).

One of the most beautifully-functional objects on the planet is a championship-grade flat-track motorcycle. Every part is fully optimized for racing on dirt ovals; no bodywork obstructs adjustment of engine or suspension settings and not one ounce of unnecessary weight impedes its sole purpose of winning races.

A well-designed tool will fit both use and user well and function properly, safely and intuitively to accomplish the task or tasks for which it was intended.