Mayer Architects is a contemporary practice rooted in, but not dominated by, tradition.
The earliest written work on the subject of architecture is De architectura, by the Roman architect Vitruvius in the early 1st century CE. According to Vitruvius, a good building should satisfy the three principles of firmitatis utilitatis venustatis, which translates roughly as -
Durability - it should stand up robustly and remain in good condition.
Utility - it should be useful and function well for the people using it.
Beauty - it should delight people and raise their spirits.
According to Vitruvius, the architect should strive to fulfill each of these three attributes as well as possible. Additionally to standing on these three principles as a starting
point, it is Mayer Architects objective to generate a noticeable emotional reaction in the user of our buildings. We feel that in this increasingly rational world we want to nourish our spirits as well as our practical demands.
Mayer Architects is a collaborative practice, taking clues for each project from the wishes of the client and the context of the building, to develop unique creations for every project.