Brion Jeannette Architecture, where Brion is Lead Architect, has been a recognized pioneer and much-sought expert in energy-efficient aesthetics since the firm was established in 1974. Indeed, Brion was designing “green” long before the term was in use; one of his earliest tenets was that conservation of natural resources should be a by-product of good design. Wind, sunlight, shade, and landscaping are integral collaborators in every BJA-designed home’s passive-sustainable energy conservation features. Depending on budget considerations, designs may also incorporate active energy conserving systems so the home can be independent of public utilities.
Another tenet of Brion and Principal Architect Amy J. Creager is the creative wisdom of hand-sketched concepts over computer design programs. Brion and Amy feel the authenticity and immediacy of hand-drawn design is best for interpreting and communicating a project’s concept to the client. Once approved, BJA’s staff convert the sketches into complex technical documents that become presentation tools and eventually highly technical construction documents. BJA’s insistence on hand-drawn concept design balances state-of-the-art technology with the organic creativity crucial for truly fine architecture.
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