Purpose

To add value to lives through design.

Archonomics has evolved into a business from the passionate work of its founder, Scott McGihon, fueled by the universal need to improve our built and un-built environment. Officially incorporated in 2010, our mission is simply to add value to lives through design.   

The name "Archonomics" is quite literally the junction of "Architecture" and "Economy," where Architecture is the art and science of making and Economy is the production, exchange, and consumption of resources.  Archonomics has two primary obligations in respect to economy.  First, is to increase the efficiency of our design and construction process so that we can make custom design more accessible to our clients.  Second, is to make informed decisions about the materials and products we specify in order to promote a sustainable consumption of resources.  Through creativity and ingenuity, our architecture will have a positive and lasting impact not only on the lives of its inhabitants, but on the world economy and our environment.

Approach

Broken down into its most primitive state, architecture is a response to the basic human need for shelter and gathering, to be elevated off of the wet ground and to be kept dry and at a comfortable temperature.  It is with an appreciation for these basic needs combined with a further understanding of the human perceptual system that Archonomics approaches a design.  By adhering to the rules of scale and proportion we create an aesthetic balance and visual continuity (sight).  We combine this with a special attention to materiality (touch), proper orientation to natural light (direction), access to ventilation (smell), and connectivity to the landscape, in order to create a cohesive perceptual experience.