Precipitate responds to the pressing social, economic, and ecological justice issues of today through deep listening and engagement, leading to holistic design at the intersection of architecture, research, and education.
Inspired by the social entrepreneurship movement and systems thinking, Precipitate embodies an emerging paradigm in architecture and planning: our built environment is not apart from, but a part of, an interdependent system of relationships between human communities and the ecological world. Traditionally, the construction and operation of buildings and cities have been consumptive of resources, degenerative of ecosystems, and detrimental to the health and wellness of the people inhabiting them. Today, we aspire to create living and resilient environments by designing relationships that are restorative and generative to both occupants and the environment.
Precipitate thrives in a collaborative work environment, where we share our unique strengths and expertise with a mutual respect for the knowledge, skills, and perspective of others. We select partners to form diverse teams best suited to the needs of each project. Our integrative approach engages clients, consultants, and stakeholders early in the design process to develop a shared vision for a better built environment. Precipitate is registered with the State of Minnesota as a Woman Owned Business and welcomes partnerships with teams to meet targeted business goals.
Precipitate delights in transforming messy and complex problems into simple and elegant solutions. We work with you to prioritize metrics with the greatest capacity to support your goals, while keeping the big picture and mutually-supportive connections between metrics in mind. Our integrative approach enables us to meet our clients’ programmatic needs and environmental performance goals in a cost-effective manner. Key decisions are made with a full understanding of their impact on project cost, design, and performance. We are proud signatories of the AIA 2030 Commitment.