IDeA was founded to respond to the need to bring relevant architectural thought and consideration to the region. Client consultation and input is central to the architectural process, as it is the performance of the building, adjacencies of the interior, and relationship to the exterior that informs the majority of design decisions. The architectural ''style'' for each project is not predetermined, rather it is dependent upon the surrounding context, environment, and client preferences.
Technical accuracy is of the utmost importance for any architectural project. Ultimate client satisfaction is dependent on the ability of a building to perform. The technical expertise provided will ensure weather protection, heating and cooling comfort, and quality of light.
Special attention is given to servicing the client. Each project at IDeA is handled by firm founders throughout all facets of the project. This insures continuity and success of a project, helping bring clients back again and again.
The perception of the Architect as ''master builder'' has been altered in construction. The Architect has now assumed the roll of ''master communicator'' and ''master coordinator''. Communication and coordination with engineers, consultants, contractors, code officials, and most importantly, the client, is crucial to the success of a project.