Founded in 1997, MacArthur, Means & Wells, Architects, is committed to contributing positively to the built environment, while working in harmony with the natural environment. We create places that enrich life’s daily rituals and activities through beauty and efficiency. Our projects respond to the land and climate, as well as to the cultural and historic setting, revealing the inherent attributes of time and place. The play of natural light in our buildings encourages the occupant to experience the passage of seasons.
We take a holistic view of resource efficiency and sustainability in each project. Site planning, building design, systems design and material selection are interconnected facets of responsible resource efficient design. Good decisions save the owner money over the life of the building and contribute to a sustainable future.
At a community level, we believe sustainable buildings must be well designed, beautiful buildings that work within the urban fabric and the cultural context of our city. We strive for our projects to be a vital and important part of the connective tissue of our community, creating settings that nourish healthy human relationships and continue our shared history of dwelling within the place.
Architecture has the power to make a difference in the world. We’re committed to creating design solutions that contribute to this philosophy in all our work.