We work collaboratively with our client partners to develop creative design solutions in places where physical, historical, cultural, and social conditions create complex architectural challenges.
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we see these contextual understandings as critical to the development of well-informed solutions. With thoughtful practice of sustainable design and preservation and architectural craft, the buildings, spaces, and places we design with our clients are active contributors to their environment. Our work is distinguished by these key ideas:
the buildings we design respect and engage the past.
architecture is a social art that participates with and serves our clients and communities in the present.
the buildings we design should be sustainable, positive contributors to the natural and built environment for the future.
PWWG is a versatile team of professionals, able to be successful in an array of building or project types, while always bringing a mindset that the places in which we build are an integral part of the spaces we design.
Our work in the campus context enhances connections
in the spaces where the next generations will
live, learn, and grow.
We look to create connections on campus, and foster
collaborative learning in varied environments. This body of work includes:
Our campus projects
vary in scale and include:
NEW CONSTRUCTION, LARGE AND SMALL
Our work in the historic context breathes new life into past generations of buildings so that they may continue to contribute to the history of our communities. Through a deep understanding of a building’s story – architecturally, socially, and culturally – we design solutions that respect the history while modernizing the buildings to last for generations to come. PWWG’s work includes numerous projects with Historic Tax Credits, work on historic landmark buildings, contributing buildings in historic districts, and mid-century structures of historic significance.
At PWWG, our commitment to be stewards of the natural and built environment is reflected in the way we approach every project—from preservation to new design—at every scale, for each of the markets we serve.
We understand that, for a building to be sustainable over the long haul, it needs to be energy efficient with low environmental impact today and be durable and adaptable to changes in use and the surrounding environment, so it can be a legacy for future inhabitants.
PWWG’s focus on existing buildings and urban environments stems not only from architectural interest in seeing these cultural resources restored, but also from understanding that existing structures and urban infrastructure have immense value in the embodied energy they represent.
With this mindful approach, and the application of our broad knowledge about sustainable design practices, we aim to enhance the energy performance and economic and social value of every project we design.
out of 20 Architectural Team Members
1 On the Board
Enterprise Green Communities
3 On the Board
PWWG has extensive expertise in guiding preservation and restoration efforts on buildings from many different eras. Such projects require a nimble, collaborative approach between design and construction teams. We are willing to get our hands dirty to understand existing conditions, providing us with the knowledge to deliver solutions with surgical precision to keep the project moving forward.
Our work in restoration is guided by the need to be well-informed about the historical setting of the materials and systems used, and where failures are present, to understand the underlying cause. We bring the same mindset to new construction projects, too, focusing on building science and delivering well-crafted, durable, and high-performing buildings.