Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Louisville, Kentucky

Designing a better, more beautiful world since 1935.

Ron Stelmarski: Connecting People and Places

Our Designer Spotlight Series highlights some of our top talent from around the world, diving into our team’s creative philosophies and design ethos. This month, we talk to design director and principal of our Dallas studio, Ron Stelmarski. He discusses his modes of creative expression, from photography and cinema, to his personal sketchbooks, and how he finds the soul of each site.

Designing for life.

Living Design is about creating high-performing places that promote human and ecological well-being at every level. It’s been one year since we introduced our Living Design framework to the world. And—wow!—what a year it’s been. The global pandemic showed each of us just how important Living Design is to the vitality of our planet and society.

 

We’ve always believed that the right tools can improve our design outcomes—and the last year has only strengthened that ethos. When we pivoted overnight from in-person to virtual engagement, our Digital Practice team equipped us with tools and tech to help us stay connected to clients in a rapidly shifting business climate.
Camp Lakota
Frazier Park, California
Great Design Despite the Odds

The COVID-19 pandemic ground the world to a halt in 2020. Here are a few extraordinary projects that kept going.

 

COVID Insights

As the pandemic continues to shape the future of our built environments, we’re exploring how design can respond to these changes. From the future of workplace, to creating safer schools, our colleagues across the firm are sharing their insights and potential design solutions.

As designers, we have an important responsibility to enhance people's lives.
Destination Crenshaw
Los Angeles, California
We collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, and heal.