Design is an act of constant experimentation and exploration. At GP, the progression of our work is tied to the rate that our staff is learning and expanding their abilities. To this end, we actively structure our project processes to leverage the perspective and experience of the entire project team including our client, engineers, contractors, manufacturers and specialists.
We also utilize the best collaboration and visualization technologies available to explore each design’s optimum potential.
In order to ensure our clients that we will always lead in the execution of our craft, we invest deeply in ongoing training, education and in new design tools, materials and processes.
This commitment enables us to constantly raise the quality and caliber of our design work. Ultimately, this is the truest measure of design excellence.
Corporate/Commercial: Office Buildings, Corporate Headquarters and Interiors
Hospitality/Residential: Hotels, Apartments and Condominiums
Institutional: Cultural, Governmental and Higher Education Facilities
Renovation: Repositioning, Adaptive Reuse and Restoration
Mixed-Use: Office, Hotel, Residential and Retail Complexes
An increasing number of clients recognize that totally integrated planning and design lead to more successful projects, and superior quality and consistency in services are best achieved through a single source. Our firm is organized to serve as that single entity, responsible for leading and managing an entire design team. Collaborating with the best available engineering and specialty consultants, we take pride in thoughtfully addressing a diverse array of planning and design challenges, from large-scale urban planning to individual design details.
Significant architecture requires working closely with our clients to determine their unique spatial and organizational needs, and the optimal design solution that is both cost-effective and environmentally sensitive. We feel that our greatest strength is in the material and tectonic resolution of details within the larger design, and that this attention to detail is maintained throughout our practice.
Our interior design is directed toward high-quality public spaces. Services include programming, space planning and construction observation.
Important in any project, thoughtful planning is especially critical in large-scale developments. The planning of large- or small-scale developments requires the same attention to detail as our architecture, if not more. We develop new ways for spaces to work for pedestrians, vehicles and the larger context of a site.
Our Enclosures Group uses their knowledge and experience with many types of curtain walls and exterior enclosure systems to create and enhance the forward-thinking building designs of the studio. The group’s expertise is recognized internationally for their innovation and skills, and has helped pioneer the use of new enclosure systems.
Goettsch Partners, through a progression of leadership transitions, traces its roots to 1938 when Mies van der Rohe established his design practice in Chicago.
Mies’ work in America served as the inspiration for a new generation of modernists, loosely defined as the Second Chicago School.
The First Chicago School, led by such luminaries as Louis Sullivan, Dankmar Adler, Daniel Burnham and William LeBaron Jenney, explored new construction technologies like the steel frame, creating a unique spatial aesthetic that, in turn, paralleled—and even influenced—developments in early European Modernism.
Today GP strives to continue that tradition, looking to the science of materials and craft of construction to inform the great challenges of our age.
In our own work, we strive for a synthesis of art and craft through construction, for clarity of purpose and achieving designs that possess their own inspired simplicity.
Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects
Fujikawa Conterato Lohan Associates
The Office of Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe