Ecotone Design LLC is a design, research and consulting firm focused on the cross disciplinary issues of sustainability and community vitality. Ecotone Design uses architecture as the springboard to explore the dynamics between environmental, social and economic systems that create healthy sustainable communities. We draw upon regenerative frameworks and whole systems thinking to create solutions that are functional, affordable, efficient, and resilient.
An Ecotone in nature is a dynamic place where different ecological communities intersect and integrate. Ecotones are fertile zones that support diversity and cooperation. Ecotone Design LLC is positioned at that place between the disciplines of Architecture, Urban Design, Engineering, Economics, and the Social Sciences. Ecotone Design collaborates with a wide range of creative people working across many disciplines who care passionately about communities and the built environment.
Sustainability is first and foremost an act of civic design. It requires understanding of the complex interactions that shape communities and the built environment. Sustainable buildings only succeed by acknowledging and addressing the complex social and economic forces that influence them. Communities thrive when their diverse needs are equitably addressed. Ecotone Design LLC explores how Civic Design thinking impacts our ability to thrive in a complex changing world
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