One of Archaeo’s primary concerns is creating architecture that is one with its landscape. In this way we pay great respect to the historical vernacular buildings of every locale in which we build – which now includes many different areas of the country, as well as internationally. We have developed a deep appreciation for the lean simple humility of early architecture found throughout the world, and from this we derive our inspiration.
This respect for the landscape – wherever it may be – is the product of our having worked for years in the richly historical region of the American Southwest, with its Anasazi ruins dotted across the sunlit landscape, echoing the shadows of memory of a noble people. We pay particular attention to the character of the light and work with it as a form-defining element to sculpt the architecture. This, combined with close attention to the details of the client’s program, gives birth to buildings that feel “right” in their particular landscape – something that is deeply felt by our clients.
Archaeo Architects’ overall business philosophy is largely influenced by Bo Burlingham’s book “Small Giants”.