At the intersection of Art and Science, architecture represents a unique opportunity to investigate a project from a creative and technical perspective; for Field, the team consistently strives to an inspired vision which is exceptionally executed. At the core of Field’s philosophy is the belief that we are ‘a part’ of nature and not ‘apart’ from it. This demands that each project begin with a reading of the land, a “Groundscape,” as Stan and Jess call it. From there, the design can respond to the topography, ecology, and culture which make each place unique.
The implements of building are materials, and similar to the approach to the land, the firm seeks to discover the unique radiance of a material and its inherent synergy with other materials. Tracking the origin of materials, the way in which they were formed, quarried or milled, each FIELD project assembles materials in a way that evokes the origins but also reconstitutes the qualities of the original material in a relationship akin to pairing wine with food.