Sustainable design is at the core of our practice at TruexCullins. From the design of the Church Street Marketplace in the 1970s to the positive energy and LEED-certified buildings of today, we engage our clients and demonstrate the benefits of green design. In doing so, we deliver beautiful, high performance buildings and interiors that illustrate how sustainability enhances their lives and our environment.
Our design process is focused on the successful fusion of the technical needs of a building with the art of shaping space and material. This combination of art and science is the essence of making enduring spaces that are truly sustainable. Our approach is based on elemental design qualities that strengthen the relationship between the built and the natural environment:
In our design process, we encompass thorough site analysis and research into sustainable materials and building systems. We strive to minimize resources during construction and building operation, through the use of materials that are reused, recycled, rapidly renewable, and locally sourced. We design buildings that are energy positive, buildings that are powered by renewable energy sources, and buildings that minimize or even eliminate carbon emissions.
We create indoor environments that support and comfort people. We select materials that reduce indoor pollutants and increase indoor air quality. We utilize natural ventilation as well as smart mechanical ventilation that recovers the heat from the expelled air while providing the natural fresh air that is essential to a safe and comfortable interior.
We utilize materials of strength and endurance, and develop details that offer protection from the stress of harsh climates and repeated use. We select materials that age gracefully and function as well today as they will in one hundred years.
We address the long-term life of a building and recognize that many structures will change their function over time. We utilize optimal structural configurations, adaptable building systems, and flexible interior systems so that spaces can readily adapt to new uses.
We strive to create buildings and spaces that are admired and loved, that fulfill their function effortlessly, and age gracefully. Such a building is in harmony with its environment and with its users. This is beauty that endures.
While our work is founded on the basic design qualities that have guided us for generations, we also readily acknowledge the unique challenges being presented to us today. We are on the cusp of an environmental revolution. As we continue into the 21st century, we will see our buildings become increasingly powered by renewable energy sources that are present on and within the earth, while providing the healthy interior environments wherein people thrive.
At TruexCullins, our focus is the making of beautiful buildings and interiors that fit their place, purpose and the planet upon which we live.