Ambient Architecture, LLC, is a service-oriented architectural design firm that creates imaginative solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and public projects in the southern and western United States. Our current work includes senior housing and assisted-living facilities; multifamily residential complexes; custom residential homes; and various commercial projects.
We’re based in the Central Oregon town of Bend. And, while some might consider our community small, the scope of our experience in is big. Our partners and staff architects have worked on commercial and residential projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and New England. (For more information, please visit our Services and Portfolio pages).
We pride ourselves in our innovative design, exceptional service, technical expertise, dedication to sustainable building practices, focus on education, and enthusiasm for the art and science of architecture. These six points are so important to us we’ve made them the core values that drive our company’s every decision.
Of course we like attractive buildings—we’re architects! And as a team, we’re continually challenging each other to do better in our design work, ensuring our designs stay fresh, interesting and beautiful. But, design isn’t just about aesthetics. Whether the projects we’re working on are cutting edge or conservative, single buildings or entire campuses, we focus on the functionality of design to fulfill our clients’ programming needs. That way, you get the spaces you need wrapped in the attractive package you want.
Some call it the Golden Rule; we just call it the right way to do business. Professional and community relationships are important to us. Due to this this belief, we’ve built our reputations not just on the buildings and projects we’ve designed, but also how we work with clients, consultants and contractors. But don’t just take our word for it—read what people have to say about their experiences working with Ambient Architecture, LLC, on our Testimonials page.
OK, we admit it. We’re all little nerdy. And nothing makes us geek out more than the building technology, materials, codes, envelope design, sustainability and best practices. We study all of it, apply it, and sometimes we’re even asked to speak and teach about it, which we view as a duty to our profession, as well as an honor. When you hire Ambient Architecture, you can feel confident that experts are working to make sure your project is designed and managed right and tight. We also use the newest and most innovative design software, which keeps us fast and efficient. We currently design using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and can export drawings into AutoCAD and Revit.
Dedication to Sustainable Building Practices
LEED, IgCC and Net Zero? Of course we do all of that, plus a whole lot more. Here at Ambient Architecture, you won’t find any green washing or hype. That’s our commitment to our clients, our community and our industry. To us, building green isn’t a fad, a marketing gimmick or something we picked up along the way. Sustainability is smart, practical and simply the right thing to do. And, it’s not easy. Building green is innovative, technically challenging and, for us, exciting. We like digging in, getting our hands dirty, and figuring out sustainable solutions that create healthy built environments, lessen our impact on the planet and save you money over time. Not sure about the upfront costs of building green? Give us 30 minutes of your time, and we’ll show you the energy savings, positive health impacts on occupants, and the added value building green will bring to your project.
Focus on Education and Community
Resting on our laurels doesn’t feel right to our team. With that in mind, we constantly seek educational opportunities to learn new, better and more efficient ways to design and manage your projects. This desire to constantly challenge ourselves takes our principals and staff to regional and national conferences, where the best minds in building design and technology meet. We’re also big believers in the importance of community involvement, support and education. That’s why we volunteer for committees, advisory groups and nonprofits that serve our community.
Enthusiasm for the Art and Science of Architecture
You’ll have to excuse us if our eyes wander. We’re probably checking out some awesome building detail, structural system or material application. You see, there’s a reason we became architects, why we spent our college years slaving in studio, four more pursuing our licenses, and why our personal vacations gravitate around great architectural works—we love buildings and the built environment. Even with hundreds of projects and thousands of studio hours behind us, we still bring that enthusiasm and love of architecture to everything we work on, including your project.
Please Contact us to learn more about how we can help with your project.