Architecture as a balance of environmental transition
Transitions between the natural and mechanically controlled environment occur multiple times in our daily routine. The deliberate attempt to incorporate our own sense of values varies as our focus of attention places priorities on specific actions. Differing building types placed on specific pieces of land tend to follow the common practice of commercial opportunity, and as a result, the natural environment struggles to find viable opportunity. Architechstyles strives to increase a greater balance with the natural environment while maintaining all of the goals and objectives of our clients' built investment.
Robert Ross Billiter Architect
An overview of single family and multifamily projects all with multifunctional and multicultural design concepts.
One Run Aground
A home located in Door County, Wisconsin, along the picturesque Lake Michigan Shoreline.
Lifestyle Improvement Vol.1
A look at how design plays a role in incorporating more efficient and environmentally conscience lifestyle choices.
A home located in an urban environment that finds a balance in efficiency, security and privacy while doing so responsibly.
Robert Ross Billiter Architect 2
An overview of multi-use design with a focus on a high-tech, work/home lifestyle incorporated into a single structure.
Lifestyle Improvement Vol.2
A deeper look at how design plays a role in incorporating more efficient and environmentally conscience lifestyle choices.
Architecture - Technology - Style
Our approach is that of resource management. What resources do you have? What resources do you need? How can past, current and future technologies enhance, accent and assist all of the built environment's occupants.
Final built solutions are a definition of specified cultural lifestyles incorporated into your design.
- Residential Design
- Commercial Design
- Interior Design
- Technology Integration Design
- Lighting Integration Design
- Closet/Storage Utilization Design
- Energy Utilization Design
- Lifestyle Improvement assessment
- Security/Monitoring Design
- Automation/Management Design
- Multi-Use Utilization Design
- Courtyard Design
- Site Utilization Design
- Irrigation Design
- Swimming Pool Design
- Water Feature Design
Inspiration with an audience from multiple perspectives
Self expression through the art of unified spacial understanding
Shared enlightenment and sustanance through spirited exchange
Life's pursuit of one's goals
A theater for the senses
A private sanctuary held in trust for tommorro
Commitment to Sustainable Design
A sustainable future requires a different approach. We believe that all components and their assembly are interdependent, contributing to the whole. We are determined and actively engaged in reinventing the built environment.
Utilization and Deployment of Technology
Technology is an integral part of everyday life. It is critical to understand change to avoid premature obsolesence, while addressing flexibility. We work with all design professionals to translate these complexities into simple cultural adaptations.
We look at space differently. Instead of fitting things in, we design from the inside out.
Building codes define "minimum" specific conditions required for regulatory approval. They often lag behind change while failing to address previous history. We employ a methodology of rational investment to address these concerns in both the internal and external environments.
Don't just keep up with change, Define it.
Q: What if my state isn't listed?A:
Ross has his NCARB certification (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) meaning he can obtain a license to practice architecture in all 50 states.
Q: What if my preference in style differs from that reflected on this website?A:
The firm has completed work in too many styles to mention on a single website, so please ask for examples specific to your intended project.
Q: Why do I need an Architect?A:
Buildings are highly complex with many design professionals required. An architect is perfectly positioned to understand and conceive solutions more efficiently throughout the entire process of execution.
Q: What other services may be required?A:
These include but are not limited to Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Civil Engineers. As complexity builds, acoustical, landscaping, home automation and security are also common.
Q: What do I do if I have concerns?A:
Communication is key, but it is critical for constant contact between the firm and it's clients. We encourage questions, make inquiries or discuss concerns. Challenges occur on every project, thus addressing them in a timely manner ensures success.
Q: How much do architectural services cost?A:
Just as each project is unique, each billing is reflected by the nature of project delivery. Two common methods are hourly, and percentage of construction cost paid by percentage of work completed.
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Robert Ross Billiter - Principal / Architect
Passionately commited to an integrated design methodology, he believes that design much enrich the lives of the people and communities it serves, while doing so responsibly. This belief serves to motivate his desire to employ the practice of architecture by collaborating throughout the design process in a genuine and pleasant manner, fostering respect and a shared vision which results in beautiful environments that are elegant, sophisticated, timeless and comfortable. His persistance continually delivers solutions beyond the original project scope, achieving added value and longevity for our clients' completed work.
Charlene Smith - Principal
Her commitment to design and the clients the firm serves is to ensure continuity. This commitment ensures a high quality development of innovative design investigation. Project teams are further supported by extensive research, and creative thinking required for a high level of project execution.
A home is a reflection of who we are. Just as we are unique, a home should be unique as well. Our focus is finding our clients voice within the home that translates into artistic expression that serves one's lifestyle.
Multi-family is a balance of personal and shared space. The journey is just as important as the destination, thus one's interaction to the whole becomes that of shared values. We design building environments that respect these values, while providing lasting meaning to one's quality of life.
Flexibility and the abilty to evolve is key for survival. Buildings need to be designed to adapt quickly and economically to change. While an initial program may drive specific adoption, our approach is that of insight that responds to conditions beyond the initial scope of intended purpose.
Translating any pre-defined space is always a challenge. Conditions arise where not every scenario was realized thus compromise affects the end condition. Our persistance and attention to detail ensures that, despite these challenges, your vision is realized.
Central Business District
Cities continue to define higher levels of efficiency as density grows. Resource management becomes increasingly challenging, thus complexity in planning requires further consideration in order to serve a growing population. Our firm's methodology is that of persistance, pushing the envelope, asking questions, then applying understanding that responds to an ever growing urban complexity.
Over the next 30 years, three quarters of the built environment will be new or renovated. There is significant opportunity to respect the past, while learning from it as well. As we continue to develop the urban fabric, our practice strives to achieve higher levels of environmental responsibility, while attaining cultural goals and objectives.