Approach to Design
Our goal is to create designs that evoke emotion. We're constantly exploring emotional spaces and trying to understand why they make us and others feel a specific way, and then cultivate those feelings in our own work. We all have the desire to connect to each other and to the environment around us; a designer's job is to curate that relationship in a beautiful and functional way. We occupy spaces that make us feel good, laugh with friends, feel romantic, help us stay focused and so on, this is what good design does. Even on a large scale project, each space and detail plays a role in creating the overall experience. Our designs aim's to improve peoples connection with each other and nature.
Throughout the design and construction process, we consider our environmental impact and sustainability, the maintenance and longevity of the design, and authenticity of our work. Each project at BOAD is designed around these core values.
Benjamin Oliver started out in a construction background. Benjamin spent over a decade as an owner in charge of production and culture of a commercial construction company. Through this experience, he gained a strong understanding of the assembly of a design, and the cost and time associated with each detail. Running parallel was Benjamin's career as an artist. More of a passion than a job, Benjamin pursued his art with just as much focus which over the years led to many public installations and gallery exhibits. Most of Benjamin's early work was based in street art and graffiti, which eventually grew into more contemporary expressions. With the presence of art and construction the so prevalent in Benjamin's life, his transition into architectural design was truly organic.