Design is a multi-faceted process which involves an integrated choreography.  In order to produce responsive architectural solutions, it is essential for the architect to comprehend the basic needs of the project.  Contextual issues involve site, community, and vernacular themes.  Semantic issues relate to the essence of the project type involving concept and form.  Pragmatic concerns revolve around spatial organization, functions, building systems, materials, and costs.  An integral component of FAA’s approach to design is the review and implementation of sustainable strategies, resulting in environmentally responsible projects.  A careful regard of these concerns helps to ensure design compatibility, conceptual adequacy, and practicality.

The key to responsive design involves a systematic progression, starting with program and concept development through the evolution of design schemes.  Ongoing dialogue allows for the review of options, setting strategies, and the development of an optimum solution.  Meaningful interaction through client-architect dialogue is the means to form the basis for a "responsive architecture.”  A building has the inherent potential to transcend beyond its physical realm.  Thus, there is an opportunity for architecture to not only solve a problem, but also to significantly communicate at many levels.