v + b is foremost an inter‐disciplinary practice with expertise in related disciplines. Our goal is to integrate cultural and ecological values into the preservation, planning and redevelopment processes of neighborhoods and communities. We recognize the importance and the contribution that these disciplines have on the quality of life of residents and the character of its public places and architecture.
The practice is founded on the premise that successful transformations of the environment evolve from plans and designs that are rooted in the social, cultural and built contexts of the site and the community.
We recognize that land uses; political, cultural and economic activity; history; building typology and design; and the natural environment are all linked in a complex relationship, which give meaning to the sense of place. And that architecture and urban form, regardless of scale and spatial quality, are derived from traditional principles and patterns of city‐ and town‐building.
We are conscious of the need to find workable and sustainable solutions to the interwoven web of challenges we face, thus our practice is dedicated to the ideal of preservation, urban planning and architecture as art that is functional, responsive, economical, sustainable and enriching in a multitude of ways.
v + b projects profit from front‐line experience ‐ both partners having been principals of award‐ winning Architectural firms, they share a longstanding reputation for dedicated service to their clients and communities.