Our Office

In January of 2012, we moved into our renovated office on Rose Hill Drive in downtown Charlottesville. Formerly a discreet private detective’s office, the building became a testing ground for material experiments, sustainable technologies, cost effective building techniques, and spatial flexibility. Using and re-using a variety of building materials throughout the space, we’ve created a unique office home that communicates our sustainable design ideals to our clients and the community. The new Rose Hill location boasts new bio-based foam insulation, a high efficiency HVAC system, a wood stove for additional heat, solar tubes and skylights for daylighting, and water-conserving plumbing fixtures. We added a shower in the bathroom to help encourage bicycle commuting or lunchtime workouts. With onsite composting, rainwater harvesting, and a vegetable garden, we’re reducing trips to the grocery store and keeping our daily lunches local. Drop in and say hi! We might even send you home with some tomatoes and zucchini!