THE WHY & HOW?
Lawrence Bowen, Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD)
Professional Member American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Professional Member of Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)
Professional Member American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
Professional Member American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Professional Member of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
"Our clients are our priority. Thus, we choose to take on a project not because it is easy, but because it's hard, assuring the health, safety, and welfare of the those to whom we provide our design professional services."—Lawrence Bowen
"Form follows function."
Architecture is functional art.
"Architecture is the interruption of natural space for an intended purpose. It should have the least amount of impact on its environment. In fact, ideally, it should responsively complement its environment."—Lawrence Bowen
"Light is life. This is literally true with regard to sunlight. Most building designs simply account for light as a practical necessity, while others have light rooted in their core. The best architecture sculpts with light by carving out an appealing interruption of natural space."—Lawrence Bowen
"Architecture is the canvas for the aesthetically pleasing, emotive expression of all aspects of practical living."
"The space in which you work and live should have a positive impact on your well-being."
"When it comes to architecture, the challenge is always to find the most practical structural solution that reflects the most appeal for its designated environment."
“You can make anything beautiful given an unlimited amount of money. But to do it within the limits of economy is different. . . . That is the challenge—to take . . . common, everyday parts and work them into an esthetically pleasing concept.”—Pierre Koenig,
Los Angeles Examiner, July 17, 1960
"Architecture is about giving form to the places where people live. It is no easier, and no more complicated, than that. There are three keywords here: 'form,' 'place,' and 'life.' As soon as one reflects on these terms, one immediately comprehends that these things are not all that easy.”—Alejandro Aravena, in his foreword to The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture
"If the architect's primary and most important material is human nature ... he will certainly have to cherish and understand it in relation to his work. ... Quite simply, our habits, moods, efficiency, and health are intimately related to our habitations.”—Richard Neutra
Step by Step:
1. Speak with client to discuss the project scope, feasibility, and options.
2. VQ Design PLLC will apprise the client of the particulars, discussing relevant findings and fees and provide a written proposal for design and sealed construction documentation.