shands studio practices architecture as an exploration of the synthesis between space, structure, materiality and light. Specific to each site and client, conceptual ideas evolve from the development of form through to the resolution of details.  Innovation emerges from careful consideration of environmental responsibility, advances in technology, and construction methodologies as an integral part of the design process.  A sustainable approach is implemented during all phases with a consciousness toward resource conservation and renewal as well as remaining mindful of energy efficiency throughout the project. 

These guiding principles are applicable to projects of any scale or program.  Working collaboratively with our clients and consultants allows for informed decisions while finding opportunities within the challenges.  Similarly, we strive for open communication with the fabricators and builders to create continuity from drawings to the built environment. 

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