OUR ROLE AS ARCHITECTS
What We Create Today Represents Our Legacy to Future Generations
As architects, it is our responsibility to design buildings that not only function well and reflect their intended use; they must also be positive additions to the fabric of our built environment. Our buildings must be energy efficient and sustainable over their lifespan.
Dignity and quality of design are not functions of budget; they are functions of talent and sensitivity. Very few professions have such a profound effect on our society as those which create the places we spend our lives in. Architects have a tremendous responsibility as shapers of our built environment both for the present as well as the future. Each structure we create takes on a life of its own that interacts with its occupants over generations.
The creation of any building, regardless of use or style, modern or traditional, should have a sense of timeless character and dignity. Buildings reflect our culture, our aspirations, and ultimately become the legacy of our time and place in history. When the individual buildings that we design are put together, they create the cities and neighborhoods in which we live, work and raise our families.
At Zaic & Associates, we understand how important our work is, not only to the present, but also to future users and ultimately, society as a whole. We approach our work with a seriousness and dedication to our designs so that each of our buildings not only function as intended today, but are also adaptable so that they can continue to be useful as they age with grace.
We strive to design our buildings to fit within their settings as good neighbors. To imbue them with a character and scale that is compatible with their surroundings so that they are a positive addition to their context with a welcoming presence that reaches out to the community surrounding it.
In short, we are aware of the important role our buildings play as good neighbors, and over time, as a reflection of who we are to our future generations. Our favorite cities are those which have the richest architectural heritage from the past. We are sensitive to our role in helping to create places which people will want to visit in a hundred years.
Randall S. Zaic, Principal Architect
Our Role as Architects