Every site offers unique oppurtunities afforded by the mixture of built and natural features on and around a site. The goal of our firm is to mix the Architecture with the Ecology to create unique and treasured spaces that enhance the value of our client’s construction dollar. As such, our firm is named for that which we bring to the site, The Architecture, and that which we find, the Ecology.
Archology started as the dream of our founding principal Mark Redden. He surprised his parents one day when asked what he wanted to do with his life in elementary school. he responded Architect. This desire never changed again through school and his internship, he watched and learned and decided that he wanted to provide services that would understand the needs of his clients and bring them unique design solutions that maximized their happiness. His years of working as first an intern and then project manager helped to sharpen his focus on the primary cause of conflicts between owners and the architects who work for them. That issue is communication. In early 2010, he set forth to develop his own firm which brought the best in design sensibilities with the best in communication with the client so that neither side was ever surprised. Our hope is that this commitment to “No Surprise Design” allows us to grow and continue to provide services to our clients well into the future.
As a firm, we are committed to providing long-term value to our clients. What that value is will differ greatly depending upon the project. A person building their dream home may define value as the best, longest lasting, lowest maintenance materials while a developer of a strip mall may define value as maximum square footage for the least cost. It is our hope, through constant questioning and researching options, we can provide that level of value to any client.
Currently, our staff consists of our founding principal, Mark Redden. Mark grew up locally, in Lincoln, DE. He was awarded a B.S. from the University of Virginia in 2001, and a M.Arch in 2003 from the University of Michigan. He completed his internship and passed the Architecture Registration Exam to receive his license to practice Architecture in 2007 and is NCARB certified as well. Upon receipt of his license, he became a project manager at Moonlight Architecture where he was in charge of many residential and commercial jobs. In 2010, he left Moonlight Architecture to practice on his own and strives to provide customers with unique design solutions to all their design problems.