Our Culture

We’re the kids who always knew what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everywhere we turn, we see undiscovered solutions, opportunities to overcome challenges, and wonderful buildings to be designed. Throughout all our work, we hope you will see the common thread that we call rigorous creativity. In even the most challenging project, we allow our imaginations to consider every possibility, with results that exceed our clients’ expectations in ways they had not imagined.

At Vessel, our clients 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’ll share our optimism and imagination for great architecture…and we hope you’ll find enjoyment – and fun – in the process!


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


  • 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)

  • We advocate tirelessly for our clients, especially through difficult situations.


  • Our creative process starts with listening to 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.


  • 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 treat our clients’ money as if it were our own.


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

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


  • 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).


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