It's hard to understand change when it's happening so quickly around us, but at SKB we believe that everything under the heading of Architecture and Urbanism is rapidly redefining itself.
In an age where people are simultaneously in several places at the same time, what humans need from the built environment - whether it's an office, a factory, a house, an apartment or a community square - has changed. We don't see any of these things the same.
After the Covid pandemic, many of us have changed our lifestyles as to how we engage with buildings, places and each other.
As architects we need to help our clients understand what this means to them.
We belong to a long tradition and an exciting frontier.
Now more than ever our clients need us to firmly understand the implications to them of movements like smart growth, sustainable cities, biophilia, diversity and inclusion, the gig economy, bitcoin finance, inclusionary zoning, opportunity zones, advanced building technologies, integrated project delivery, and the dramatic changes happening with communities and their leadership.
Now more than ever our clients need their architects to be leaders and partners who share the same goals for the project.
To be effective, we must be masters at construction technology so we are not distracted while we look for innovative and cost effective solutions. There is no construction type or engineering system SKB has not designed or renovated. There is no building code complexity that SKB has not successfully resolved.
Our projects are always on schedule and never over budget.
And our projects are always sensible, efficient, innovative and poetic.