Stephen Moser Architect, a newly established firm for architecture, design, and planning, practices a thoughtful architecture that is responsive to place, sensitive to how people live and work, and values craftsmanship and technological innovation. We believe that each project should be shaped by an elemental idea about its essence and purpose. That idea evolves from the intersection of place, program, material, and detail, and is always in dialogue with the client. It translates into making projects that have clarity of vision: the exterior has a sense of order and refinement, the interior conveys a sense of calm and spaciousness. Additionally, every designed object for the interior - from furniture and cabinetry to light fixture and hardware - must be a synthesis of idea, material, and utility. On an urban scale, we believe that the design framework must also be coherent and legible but, at the same time, should reflect diversity and multiple points of view if a richness of space is to be achieved. Our work begins with place. We examine the setting of a project to help us uncover its character or essence. Clues might be found in the topography of a building site, the orientation of an apartment, the direction of sunlight, as well as in found-artifacts and sensory experiences. We also value the intelligent use of technological innovation, including sustainable design.