APPROACH AND PHILOSOPHY
Griffin Enright Architects complements their extensive professional experience with the vitality and enthusiasm of a much younger firm. Although John and Margaret each have 24 years of experience in the discipline, they bring a high degree of freshness and energy to every project and remain engaged in all aspects of the work resulting in solutions that surprise clients and surpass their expectations. Focused, inventive, strategic thinking has allowed the firm to consistently maximize clients’ budgets to achieve more — literally and aesthetically. Every move is calculated to accomplish more than one function, while at the same time building toward a unique identity for the overall project. Griffin Enright thinks inventively and creatively about solutions that meet user’s needs and take the projects in exceptional directions.
Regardless of scale, budget, or program, Griffin Enright’s comprehensive, holistic approach to design remains constant and depends on the simultaneous blurring and exploitation of distinctions between built form/landscape, site/urban context, and theory/practice. For example, sustainability, rather than a discrete element, is part of an integrated understanding; an economy of means in itself and a practice the firm has adhered to since its inception. Over time, as project scales have increased, the methodologies established early in the practice have proved to be invaluable, as the firm’s extensive research and body of work are intellectual capital to be used in future commissions.
Griffin Enright’s participation in community service and education is directly translated into their practice via a more comprehensive understanding of constraints so they can identify areas in which they can most effectively push the boundaries of a project. They are skilled in thinking strategically about entitlement issues, siting, about landscape, master planning, and how a project can enhance the quality of life for the users in particular and the greater community in general.