The Roger Duffy Studio / SOM: Imagination in Place – Roger Duffy
None of our designs solutions are pre-determined. When we begin a project, we start by immersing ourselves in that project’s unique qualities: the place, the program and the client’s aspirations. From planning and programming to conception and construction, we work quickly and collaboratively to create bespoke designs that uniquely solve each new design brief. Our work is iterative; it does not presume that just because something worked well before, that it will do so again. Each project is a clean slate — an opportunity for a dialogue that leads to unexpected and compelling architecture.
We bring together the right team of collaborators, not only design specialists but a wide range of artists, engineers and scientists; understanding successful collaboration is built on trust, not through the imposition of an aesthetic agenda. Our design approach has led to innovative designs for numerous projects, including The New School University Center, providing a new heart for an urban campus by interweaving programmatic and infrastructural elements, the Raffles American School, engaging the client’s pedagogical mission through design, and P.S. 62, the first net-zero energy school in New York State.