The architectural philosophy of MARSTON design studio integrates creative vision, natural influences, and visual impact to develop a cutting edge approach to design. While we create unique architectural solutions for each project, our basic principles remain flexibility, sensibility and sustainability for a new world. Ultimate harmony in design begins by integrating architecture and natural beauty into one cohesive vision.
Green Globes Certification (GBI)
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction. MARSTON design studio has Green Globes Certified Professionals that can help you with Green Globes Certification for any type of project.
Green Building Design (LEED)
What started as a community movement toward a better environment has grown considerably greener as companies experience the proven benefits of modern green design. To assist clients with developing and implementing the best strategy to meet environmental and building goals, MARSTON design studio combines experience and custom design to achieve sustainable success.
We have LEED-accredited professionals to help you with your green building design projects.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
MARSTON design studio uses Building Information Modeling (BIM) to provide our clients with greater value, increased productivity and minimized waste on design projects. BIM provides measurably more value for clients by the use of 3-D technology to enhance project delivery. We strive to skillfully use and improve the application of technology to achieve better value and savings. Experience has proven that it is the combination of technology and creative vision that yields the greatest returns.
Time and Cost Estimates (4-D, 5-D)
We have adopted the use of BIM and Revit for advanced building design which gives us both time (4-D) and cost (5-D) estimate capabilities. These technological capabilities allow us to generate cost and schedule forecasts for decision-support, making it easier for us to meet our client's design schedule and cost expectations.
This technology provides accurate material quantities for more accurate cost estimates. Overall, this allows for more efficient construction development and time estimates of any project. Using this technology helps us to prepare realistic solutions that fit our client's needs as well as their budget.
Qigong Spatial Orientation (QSO)
This system orients objects and spaces to create a pleasing and natural energy flow that supports you within the context of that space. While architecture is concerned with structure, function, and visual impact, QSO takes into consideration the conscious and unconscious associations you may have with your surroundings. This philosophy looks at development and design as a living energy. This living energy is what makes your space more than just a building or home. This energy makes your space a reflection of you, profoundly affecting the way you think about yourself and the world.