Design with a Vision

“We need a Vision”, a client once told me.  After we had talked about what they wanted to do with their kitchen, she said, you should call your company, “Design With a Vision”.

As a sole proprietor who partners with many others to help make the world a better place, the work of running a company can be aggravating and time consuming, and sometimes I wonder if it is worth it.  But it is encounters with appreciative clients, who let me know how much I care for them, that keep me going.


Vision is sometimes very lacking in the world, and helping to capture other people’s visions for their built environment, and helping them become reality, is one of the most rewarding things one can do.

I believe that the purpose of architecture is to envision a sustainable future.  Ironically, sometimes looking to our past is the most important things we can do to build this future.  This is part of the reason why I work to save old buildings, improve them, even move them out of harms way.  I have helped adapt houses into office buildings an meeting houses, and have made small and large changes to a large range  of commercial buildings.  I have worked on multi-million dollar projects and have spent 15 minutes giving some people advice that changed their thinking.  Its all worthwhile work..  My life’s work has been focused on providing design services that  aim to make the city more livable, protect the countryside and encourage a transportation system that does both.

Let me know if you want to talk about how we can work together.

Rick Hawksley