a multidisciplinary architecture studio, focused on the holistic integration of our architecture, interiors, and gardens, to create comfortable, elegant and luminous space.
Through our practice of Architecture, we are in constant pursuit of ideas, strategies, and design solutions for improving life, harnessing sunlight, and cultivating a connection with nature.
We love to build with natural and native materials, striving for a thoughtful integration of our buildings and gardens into the surrounding environment.
We are inspired by innovation yet value the hand crafted traditions of vernacular and indigenous building typologies.
We work to provide a dynamic environment for living and to honor the spirit of the places where we build.
Daniel e. Michels architect a.i.a.
A good portion of my life has been spent immersed in the forest, the sand, or the water. This connection to the natural world influences the design process. Family taught me how to work with my hands, to use the tools of the trades. These experiences help forge an understanding of construction that informs the design process. Architecture school brought me to New York, Venice, and Istanbul, providing endless opportunity to study context, time, and space. Over the last three decades it has been awesome to collaborate with many talented and visionary creators, makers, and patrons. These valuable relationships are forged while shaping materials into unique, functional, and exciting spaces. This incredible process continually provides inspiration, knowledge, and enthusiasm for creating architecture which is worthy of its place, of the materials with which it is constructed, and of the effort put forth to make the ideas become a reality.