The importance of physically crafting a model is every bit as important to the design process as the idea itself. An architect needs to be able to craft form to the idea. Our projects typically begin with loose sketches indicating the distribution of the program as it relates to the site. Once those relationships are established, form is developed via models. Models don't need to be museum quality, in fact we rarely do a 'presentation model.' Rather, we employ many 'design models'- models that are built, examined, ripped apart, glued back together- models that serve the design process.