noun \ gus-toe \ : enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest.
Here at gusto! we look for the spark. The one thing each project has that makes it unique and different from all other projects. Sometimes it's a subtle detail, sometimes it's a bold change, but in every project there is a spark.
We believe that the practice of architecture is a craft. Just as with handmade objects, each of our projects is inherently different and bears the imprint of those involved in its creation. While a similar vocabulary may be used - steel, concrete and wood - each design is a specific response to a site and to our client's needs.
We use hand drawings, sketches and models to explore ideas with our clients and we continue to do this, along with computer drawings, until the project's completion. We believe that drawing by hand helps us stay connected to the human elements of architecture - scale, proportion and detail - that make our designs resonate.
At gusto! we work closely with the homeowners and craftspeople to create the best possible finished product. Our hope is that everyone takes pride in the end result because they have all played an important role in the process of creating a space that meets the homeowner's needs and lifts their spirits.
gusto! We love what we do!
Geno Salimena email@example.com