We see design in everything we do, and we have passion for all activities on projects we are involved with. Design is the method to make smart decisions that preserve maximum flexibility and value for the subsequent phases of a project.
While some firms see the processes of planning, design and execution as rather separate, Mayer Architects feels that design is just as important in working out a detail for a door jamb as it is in locating buildings on an empty plot of land, or negotiating a building envelope with a planning authority.
Design for us is never an abstract activity. Rather it is guided by input from the client, the suggestions a particular contextual situation presents, the regulatory framework and the economic possibilities.
Design is the art to make the best lemonade, even out of ingredients that at first glance do not seem to be even very good lemons.