optimism

At !melk, we believe that our most challenging projects become our most innovative. We are masters at turning constraints into opportunities and we always approach each project with an optimistic attitude. We find it liberating to always look to the upside.

Our positive state-of-mind enriches our team and our clients with the excitement of possibilities. The first step is to be receptive to what could be – we dream big!  Our success comes from our willingness to embrace our collective, unbridled imagination. This results in captivating, built works of interdisciplinary effort,  that entice our audience and satisfy our clients.

approach

For us, there is no formula for design. Our work is always informed by the bigger picture. We always strive to offer our clients something fresh and unexpected. We like to push boundaries and seek out creative solutions. We balance this with pragmatism and understand there are inherent limitations to each project.  Each constraint becomes a jump-off point for action.

We are skilled at managing high-profile, complex projects. We work in full collaboration with our project partners and remain engaged to the process of research, discovery, and innovation from beginning to end. We know how to interpret project directives appropriately tailored to place and budget.

culture

To work effectively in a creative field, the mind needs to be free and uninhibited. At !melk the work environment is fun, relaxed, and inspiring. Our designers are encouraged to explore their talents through experimentation and participation.

We place great emphasis on the process of learning and the acts of discussion and debate. We challenge, stimulate, and support one another, and we aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty! The !melk team has a diverse set of skills with backgrounds in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, planning, science, and industrial design. This comprehensive talent pool allows us to tackle projects of all scales in all contexts.