Architecture | Strategic Planning | Interiors | Move Management
[WE MANAGE CHANGE]
OCULUS INC. | ST. LOUIS
1 SOUTH MEMORIAL DR., SUITE 1500
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63102
OCULUS INC. | DALLAS
3131 TURTLE CREEK BLVD., SUITE 1020
DALLAS, TEXAS 75219
Barkley Elementary School
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
At Oculus, we approach our work with the clear understanding that clients engage architects and designers for a wide variety of reasons and purposes. With that in mind, we consciously approach each assignment with our client's intent as our point of departure.
We view our roles primarily as problem solvers, innovators, and implementers. This approach allows us to deploy our knowledge, training, and creativity to a broader set of issues, some not normally considered “design” yet an elegant resolution nonetheless. Not every assignment we undertake will lead to a specific design or work of architecture but rather a client-driven solution to a need or a specific set of needs.
Creating Architecture, both buildings and interior spaces, is a response to a set of specific human needs and desires that most often transcends beyond any one particular individual, organization, building, or space and by necessity engages a wide number of social and contextual issues. It is the role of the architect or designer to orchestrate and prioritize all of these disparate forces into a coherent solution in a rational, ethical, and pleasing way.
We seek not an academic preoccupation with aesthetics but rather a holistic approach (as free from dogma as possible) that solves physical and emotional needs simultaneously. Knowing that humankind will likely remain as opinionated about what constitutes beauty as it is about politics, religion, and happiness.
Architecture exists only within the space beyond that of mere existence. Where we as humans seek to not only protect ourselves from the elements, but also to organize and elevate our lives beyond survival to some higher point of understanding. It is the physical manifestation of our beliefs, values, and overall condition manifested in the bricks and mortar we put upon this earth.