Design is a constantly changing field. We believe in research as the basis for action. Of course this refers to traditional theoretical research education in the fields of material and building science, sustainability, and behavioral science, but most important to us is empirical research. Working with our hands to create prototypes and study models allows us to actively engage clients and builders in developing highly specific, highly appropriate solutions to the design brief under consideration. Working with our imagination to speculate on global issues allows us to step outside the boundaries of conventional thinking, bring new influences into our profession, and make random connections that keep the Studio fresh.