OUR APPROACH

THE PROCESS

Our work is developed in a collaborative atmosphere, which cultivates research, analysis and astute decision-making at all levels. We explore client goals, examine their needs and work to create and deliver environments that inspire its occupants.

We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our projects and strive to provide guidance in sustainable opportunities. We have found that open communication and working cohesively with clients establishes trust, understanding and a shared commitment to explore ideas and create effective solutions.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable design and building performance are matters at the forefront of architectural design. At Hummel, we are passionate about the pursuit of excellent buildings that work. We have invested in dedicated staff who are experts in a variety of academic and architectural research backgrounds, which allows us to provide additional services for clients like daylight, energy and comfort modeling.

Our staff seeks to optimize a balance of environmental, economic and social issues that resonate with clients. We work to create high-quality environments that foster productivity, comfort and health among occupants while using less resources and energy.

The process we incorporate requires using a sharp pencil and doing the math to support design decisions. That coupled with meticulous building performance analyses allows our team to view facilities as multiple moving parts working together rather than separate entities under one roof.

ADAPTIVE REUSE

Each Adaptive Reuse project tells a story about our clients and the community. Our firm continues to emerge as experts at “thinking inside the box” in order to re purpose and redesign existing structures. Adaptive Reuse also presents unique challenges. Designing around complicated existing conditions like engineering systems and applying new building programs to existing structures all require critical thinking and creative design.

Beyond the challenges, Adaptive Reuse also allows us to implement new square footage by adding floors and combats urban sprawl by re purposing a vacant facility and tuning it into a fully-functional building—pouring new life back into the community.