We believe great design has the power to inspire great moments in our lives, our work, and our communities.
At 3north, we are motivated by a curiosity for the tangible and intangible identity that defines a place, an organization, or a community. This grounding fuels our passion for using design to help inform the full range of human experiences that can make a setting unique, functional, and inspiring.
We share a belief that the end product of our efforts is not a structure or a space, but a set of future experiences that include architecture, interior design, landscape, graphic elements and other factors that can affect the way the space is used, enjoyed and remembered. We strive to make settings unique, functional and inspiring.
We believe people, places, organizations and communities possess identities that should be considered as part of the design process and we are deeply committed to learning, understanding and acting with intelligence.
We believe intangible qualities shape experiences. Through our work, we strive to design holistic experiences, integrating a variety of design disciplines and styles.
We believe great work and great people possess integrity. We are driven by a desire to be honest in our work and relationships. We understand that a culture of integrity creates strong bonds and lasting partnerships.
Erin Webb named Young Architect of the Year at AIA Honors and Awards
Committed to community
We’re deeply committed to supporting and advocating for non-profit organizations in our local community. Aside from these projects, we have most recently lent our time to partnering with developers, city officials, and community members on proposed locations for bike racks and tree wells throughout Richmond’s Manchester neighborhood. Individually, our staff dedicate their time to several committees and organizations throughout our city.
Our staff have been involved with or have served the following organizations:
AIA Richmond Chapter
AIA San Francisco Chapter
Virginia Society AIA
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
Capital Region Collaborative James River Task Force