Philosophy

Golden Spiral Diagram

The ancient nautilus shell is a sacred symbol of proportional perfection and geometric design. It represents the golden ratio which has been used by architects and designers dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Some of the greatest architecture in the world was created thousands of years before we had computers, formal design education or even rudimentary tools. Foss Architecture + Interiors understands that the foundational concepts for architecture remain steadfast; it is only through design and innovative interpretation that we create the monuments and marvels of this era.

Client Satisfaction

Client satisfaction is how we measure our success. With that in mind, we manage our firm and every project with an eye towards excellence. At Foss, we love fresh ideas, design challenges, and a creative atmosphere. We know that the best results come through a spirited involvement of all team members and a full commitment to each client. We recognize there is always something to learn. We grow with each design experience.

Project Management

The success of a project depends on the ability to envision the goal, the forethought to see the entire path, and the prowess to realize the vision through both traditional and agile techniques. Our team approach to project management emphasizes continuous, efficient communication to keep expectations in line and ensure common understanding of decisions, schedules, and costs.

LEED/Green Design

Green design is not just the next big movement in architecture, it is here to stay. Sustainable architecture is experiencing a growing awareness nationwide and we strive to educate and work with our clients to understand the sustainable design process and the environmental impact of a specific project. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings are resource efficient, use less water and energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and often save money. Utilizing our knowledge as LEED accredited professionals, Foss Architecture + Interiors have committed themselves to effectively implementing innovative solutions that are better for our environment and better for our communities.

Cost Effective Design

Designing in a cost-effective manner does not mean cutting corners or sacrificing quality. The base concept of economically efficient design is the up-front consideration of whole life costs, including initial design, construction investment, ongoing operations and maintenance, and future system replacements. These life-cycle costs are then compared to design benefits such as aesthetics, security, historic preservation, safety, resiliency, and sustainability. The Foss approach balances value engineering and building system selection with our clients concerns for life expectancy, durability, and energy consumption to create environments that work and inspire.