Core Values

Our values guide the way we work and treat each other, our clients, and those with whom we are privileged to do business.

PROFESSIONALISM: WE DON’T DO “FREAK-OUT”.

  • We are dignified. (having or showing a composed or serious manner that is worthy of respect).

  • We are steady. (firmly fixed, supported, or balanced; not shaking or moving).

  • We do work. (not drama, blame, or guilt)

CREATIVITY: WE DON’T DO DUMB.

  • Our creative process starts with listening to better understand our client’s vision and needs.

  • We have unique creative strengths that help our clients succeed.

  • Our clients understand that they need creativity AND drawings - not just drawings. We provide them with both.

  • We are creative problem-solvers. We don’t get stuck.

OWNERSHIP: WE DON’T POINT FINGERS.

  • We get stuff done.

  • We don’t practice defensively, nor do we do CYA.

  • We solve problems without casting blame or hiding behind others.

  • We protect our clients’ money as if it were our own.

TRUST: WE DON’T LIE TO OURSELVES OR OTHERS.

  • We enjoy each other’s trust because we work daily to earn it.

  • We deliver good news and bad news clearly to our clients.

FRIENDSHIP: WE ARE FOR PEOPLE, NOT AGAINST THEM.

  • We are polite and considerate to everyone.

  • We are humble, putting others above ourselves.

  • We are quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.

  • We collaborate (work jointly to accomplish our objectives).

  • We advocate tirelessly for our clients, while showing respect to all.

We are the kids who always knew what we wanted to be when we grew up.

We are fascinated by the world of architecture, and we love living in it. Everywhere we turn, we see undiscovered solutions, opportunities to overcome challenges, and wonderful buildings to be designed. Throughout all of our work, we hope you will see the common thread that we call rigorous creativity. In even the smallest, most challenging project, we allow our imaginations to consider every possibility, with results that exceed our client’s expectations in ways they had not imagined. We don’t think “outside the box”; we think, “What box?”

If you are like many of our clients, you too are fascinated by architecture, and at some point dreamed of being an architect. Now is your chance! At Vessel you are a vital part of our design team. We listen closely to your vision, and we create solutions that support your goals. When you work with Vessel you will share our optimism and imagination for great architecture.

Let’s create great architecture together!