To streamline the design and building processes by reducing the number of decisions necessary to develop confident, well informed, original ideas at a time and cost savings to our client.
This will be achieved in partnership with our responsibility as designers to build sustainably, creating socially acceptable, economically feasible and environmentally sound architecture.
Fathom and Form aims to bring conceptual designs and built environments closer together through the use of DESIGN INFORMATION to more accurately fulfill the original DESIGN INTENT.
Traditionally, design information has existed as a linear academic formula. Architects dictate the design process and flow of information, the subcontractors react. Both sides are creatively problem solving issues that the other is making or compounding.
F&F proposes a challenge to that hierarchy. By integrating expert fabrication knowledge at the design table earlier in the process, we can reduce communication issues between designer/builder and respond to constraints in real time, while recognizing creative trade opportunities and stabilizing budget.
Preston identifies as form but has been known to dabble in the world of fathom when he has all of his chores done. Driven, self regimented, and what can only be described as a stickler for process, Preston has made a career of diving head first into anything that he is told will be hopelessly hard. Which is probably why he is so hard headed.
We open our doors to challenges in search of solutions for our clients and to the inefficiencies related to the standard linear model.
This means that we engage in projects from all angles while identifying the unique solutions and methodologies we may employ.
FABRICATION + DESIGN KNOWLEDGE
NETWORK OF FABRICATORS + BUILDERS
DESIGN + ANALYSIS SOFTWARE