Our programs and initiatives include design platforms, strategies and tools; benchmarks, targets and policies; and professional education and high-performance districts.
The urban built environment is responsible for most of the world's fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Collaborative efforts of planning and designing represent the way to the sustainable and carbon-neutral future.
Technology we use
We provide the framework for government entities to put in place incremental building sector actions to be taken over a fifteen-year timespan that will ensure phasing out CO2 emissions in the built environment by mid-century.
What we deliver
Our program includes building urban high-performance districts in cities across North America established by unique private/public partnerships committed to reducing energy use, water use, and transportation emissions.
Creating designs of any complexity
With more than 2,300 active clients, we work across the global economy. Our clients are remarkably diverse: large and small, private and public, for-profit and nonprofit. We help them grow, sustain and transform: whatever it takes to embrace their future.
One of our latest and most creative projects is connected with renovation of a 5-star hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Project # 2435, 2016
Here we describe how we managed to finish a governmental project of building a new business center.
Project # 67779, 2016
Find out all peculiarities of the Contemporary Art Museum redesign project, completed by our company.
Project # 7683, 2016
The latest news about our reconstruction of a residential area in Chicago, done with ecology in mind.
Project # 122t63, 2016
Discover how our designers created such a captivating exterior for a building in Detroit industrial district.
Project # 56657, 2016
Read about results of our innovatory project completion aimed at making the Golden Gates Bridge a lot safer.
News & events
In the media
The Good, The Bad And The LaGuardia: Modern Airport Design
New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to be torn down and rebuilt. We’ll consider what makes a great airport now, and how the US stacks up to the global competition. American airports are hardly the world’s finest any more. Last year, Joe Biden said walking into New York’s battered old LaGuardia airport was like walking into a Third World country. Yesterday, Biden was on hand when...
With over 20 years of industry experience, Hiro is a highly-skilled specialist in the architectural design and delivery of regenerative transport hubs, bolster Florencia global network of experts. “We are delighted to welcome Hiro on board. This strategic hire demonstrates the firm’s recognition of the city as a global centre of transportation excellence and allows us to leverage the very best talent...
The classic New York minimalist loft was considered too constraining and inflexible
The most anticipated project of the last season – the classic New York minimalist loft has been recently assessed by NY Building Committee and received a satisfactory rating. However, the committee advised the owners of the loft to widen the area of its location in order to make it more comfortable for the residents and locals to live in. “Such an inflexible planning of the loft may ...