We’re thoughtful & practical.

Philosophy

Core Firm Values:

Listen & ask why, before committing to what
Edit to the essentials
Foster delight in the human experience
Make places that are tied to their region and site
Take personal ownership
Think long term
Make others successful

HEA-Office-JoshPartee-1623-workstations_2880pxHow We Work

Our office culture is rooted in collaborative, interactive decision making and encourages design input from all staff members and our clients. This collaboration results in projects that exceed their original goals in terms of design, programmatic response, and sustainable solutions.

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Design Philosophy

Listen & ask why, before committing to what

Active listening is fundamental to our philosophy. We actively engage our clients, stakeholders, and facility users throughout the planning and design process. Our first role is to listen and learn in order to develop a deep understanding of our clients and their vision, mission, and goals.

Edit to the essentials

Edit design solutions to their essentials, selecting long-lasting materials appropriate to the locale, and then limiting that materials palette to the fewest necessary.

Foster delight in the human experience

At Hennebery Eddy we are inspired by design solutions resulting in buildings and places that make their users feel special and are adaptable and flexible enough to serve multiple generations – when we design and build structures with these characteristics today, they become culturally significant historic buildings worth preserving in the future.

Make places that are tied to their region and site

How design relates to, reflects, and interprets its context and surroundings is the most important feature in creating a lasting sense of place. Great places are not created from a vacuum but come from responses to large and small-scale conditions.

Take personal ownership

Our architects and designers take personal ownership of their work. Little things mean a lot to us in our relationships and spaces we design.

Think long term

Our design philosophy is rooted in long-term thinking. Our process is an inquiry into how the built manifestations of ideas, sketches, and models will be direct and clear, engage and stimulate, foster deep environmental responsibility, be economically viable, relate to the land and their context, and establish a sense of place – today, in twenty, fifty or one hundred years.

Make others successful

We build strong relationships with our staff, clients, consultant team members, contractors, users, the community and regulatory staff to engage all parties and create ownership in the success of each project effort.

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“It is extremely satisfying to work with a design consulting group that is not locked into a ‘this is the way we do it’ mode of approach to projects…I believe this willingness to explore a challenge rather than just follow a practiced process says a lot about the confidence that Hennebery Eddy has in its talent base as well as its general spirit of cooperation.”

-Gary Will,
Former Construction Project Manager, State of Oregon DAS