We think of architecture not as a single practice, but as several interlocking ones. Landscapes are inseparable from structures, ecology is inseparable from building requirements, and improving human relationships is the ultimate goal of any project. Aesthetic movements come and go, but we have found these principles to be timeless.
As partners, we strive for honesty and clarity. Our first job is to understand the client’s vision and needs, not to present our own. We value timeliness, direct communication and prototypes over presentations, as well as the occasional face-to-face meeting over a drink or a meal.
Over the years, we have been fortunate to collaborate with some excellent clients on some wonderful projects, but we believe it is still too early to weigh in on the success of the work. A building exists in time and its usefulness is directly related to how well it continues to perform.
Whether the project is a small addition or a complex apartment development, Harris Jenkins Architects believe that good design must be aligned with sustainable principles and a thorough understanding of the local site conditions. National style has no place in architecture, where a building must first and foremost be suited to local needs.
Our design process follows a collaborative approach with a focus on practical and holistic elements ensuring quality design of all projects that can be budgeted and delivered with confidence.