Our Approach

Our Approach
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“We are placemakers — creating environments where people can be wholly present and completely themselves.”

At Nequette Architecture & Design, We create environments with humility, empathy, approachability, and passion

Our work is the fabric of many individual threads working together. Some threads demand attention, some provide strength, others play a background role, and all are necessary. Nequette Architecture & Design is about all parts of an environment working together, contributing to the whole, with humility, empathy, approachability, and passion. Scale, place, history and authenticity weave a fabric of place that results in community – the unifying thread in all our work..

ON DESIGN

We have assembled a team with diverse talents and skill sets to achieve the fundamental goal of architecture and place-making:  ”firmness, commodity and delight”(Vitruvius – “Utilitas, Firmitas, Venustas”) We believe that these three principles must be a simultaneous pursuit and that we have the unique skill-sets to achieve this synergy which sets us apart in our industry.

Pattern, Light, Texture, Patina – these and many more sensory layers evoke intense emotion. It’s the harnessing, positioning and unfolding of these layers that creates powerful design.

ON SUSTAINABILITY

We can easily re-live our experiences in nature. A sunrise walk along a smooth beach, an energetic hike on a stony ridge, a quiet stroll in the soft lush woods – these rich memories touch our emotions and last as we age. They are genuine and timeless.

If we hope to succeed at creating similarly valued memories in the built environment, the places in which we live should strive to equally endure – to survive the trends of time.  This is the essence of timeless design.  It’s the opposite of trendy design, which often memorializes a moment in time.

They should be made of honest earthly materials that connect us back to nature. Natural materials age gracefully and are ultimately the most sustainable. They should consider and respect the lessons offered by their neighboring historical structures. They should be a reflection of the culture in which they reside. They should be familiar, flexible and timeless so they may be mentally owned and physically adaptedBeautiful inspiring timeless design is passed down – a legacy for those that follow to adapt and re-use. Timeless design is not a style – it’s a design language, a filter used to make every design decision.