Research-Based Design

SRG has always focused on the materiality and function of design. Over the past decade, we’ve taken this commitment to a new level of accountability – environmentally, economically and socially. We approach each project as a process of inquiry, employing research, testing and modeling to optimize a building's performance specific to its type and location.

Since 1999, our partnership [pdf] with the University of Oregon’s Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) has developed scientific data for over 45 projects resulting more than 100 reports. This on-going collaboration provides an objective, third party analysis of design options, issues and initiatives.