Architecture is a wonderfully complex endeavor that must do many things well; provide shelter, interact with its context and support building functions. Beyond that, Architects have an obligation to create environments that move the human spirit and promote societal goals.
People are the core of our design process, and we measure our success by the ways our work inspires human progress.
Because they are making a substantial investment in our work, we make a long-term investment in our clients. We work in partnership with each client and everyone who is touched by a project, from contractors to vendors to stakeholders.
We consciously strive to make each project a place that will honor and improve the community it serves. The business of design is all about understanding the people who benefit from and are affected by each project.
We work in one of the most spectacular and challenging places on earth. Alaska is a land of majestic scenery and tremendous natural beauty, but it is also a human landscape of diverse and interesting people.
Using natural materials, evocative textures, compelling lighting, dramatic forms and other symbolic gestures, we weave the story of Alaska into the buildings we design. We are also cognizant of the role each building may play in the writing of the next chapter of Alaska’s human history, and we design with the Alaskans of today and tomorrow in mind.
It’s OK to swim in the deep end …. As long as there is a lifeguard on duty! We encourage our team to try innovative techniques, explore new technologies and push the boundaries of what’s been done before to serve our clients and communities better.
Innovations are backed up by detailed research and thoroughly vetted by our senior staff, many who have worked in Alaska for more than 40 years.
Architecture isn’t just a job; it’s a calling. Our staff is actively involved in organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, the Council of Educational Facility Planners International and the Alaska Design Forum furthering the art and science of building in the north.
We also encourage employees to give back to the community by serving on volunteer boards and through lending their expertise to projects and organizations that help improve life for Alaskans throughout the state.
We work as a team, recognizing that good ideas may come from anyone, from the principals to the interns to the bookkeeper. Each team has a leader, an architect who serves as project manager, but our team structure, open workspace and collaborative environment foster a creative synergy that empowers any member of the firm to suggest ideas and innovations to help improve a design or solve a problem.
A building is a long-term investment, and when clients select McCool Carlson Green, they’re placing a tremendous amount of trust in our abilities — and often a sizable financial investment as well.
We recognize that trust, and we strive to honor it by being good stewards of our clients’ resources — not just their money, but their ideas and visions. We embrace our client’s goals and priorities as our own.