Philosophy

We see design as the first signal of human intention.

Our approach integrates the intrinsic qualities and potential each unique site has to offer. We analyze possibilities in solar collection, daylighting, natural ventilation and ground source heat. We also organize the buildings elements to work with view cooridors or urban elements of the site.

Site

Further, we seek a connection to the people in our buildings and the natural site that surounds them. We design links to incorporate the natural settings and bring them in to the physical spaces. A successful integrated solution links the diurnal cycles and seasons with the inhabitants of the built environment.

Materials.

Material selection is important to us at Hampton Architecture. We seek architectural solutions that utilize local materials and local manufacturing with low waste solutions and small environmental footprints. Materials phenomenologically link the building to the site through the use of native and site sourced material. Buildings celebrate locations through the use of material.

Our project “The Barn” at Boyds Mills utilized site harvested lumber, local stone, and reclaimed timbers from barns in the area. Our wood species selection accounted for the Ash diseases that are moving throughout the North West. We harvested trees wisely and had the wood milled just miles from the site.

Passive

Our approach integrates the intrinsic qualities and potential each unique site has to offer. We analyze possibilities in solar collection, daylighting, natural ventilation and ground source heat. We also organize the buildings elements to work with view cooridors or urban elements of the site.

Further, we seek a connection to the people in our buildings and the natural site that surounds them. We design links to incorporate the natural settings and bring them in to the physical spaces. A successful integrated solution links the diurnal cycles and seasons with the inhabitants of the built environment.

Active.

Material selection is important to us at Hampton Architecture. We seek architectural solutions that utilize local materials and local manufacturing with low waste solutions and small environmental footprints. Materials phenomenologically link the building to the site through the use of native and site sourced material. Buildings celebrate locations through the use of material.

Our project “The Barn” at Boyds Mills utilized site harvested lumber, local stone, and reclaimed timbers from barns in the area. Our wood species selection accounted for the Ash diseases that are moving throughout the North West. We harvested trees wisely and had the wood milled just miles from the site.

Partnerships