envelope a + d
Envelope is an award-winning architecture + design firm that innovates new models of public/private space to embrace the emerging urban condition. Through multi-disciplinary approaches to the challenges of a wide range of projects that include residences, restaurants, businesses, and museums, our immersive architecture alters people’s relationships to each other and heightens awareness of place and time.
Envelope is collaborative. We are deep listeners, critical thinkers, thoughtful interpreters, and prolific generators of ideas. We aim to inspire rather than dictate. We actively solicit the thoughts of our clients, the skilled makers of our work, and other creative actors to inform the process of bringing ideas into the physical realm.
PROXY was conceptualized by Envelope and advances the notion that a diverse mix of well-curated temporary uses could catalyze transformational placemaking in underused urban spaces. Envelope is the architect of PROXY, but is also the developer, curator, strategist, fundraiser, and citizen/activist behind this experiment in flexible urbanism.
- Douglas Burnham
- Principal + Founder
- Cassiopea McDonald
- Project Designer
- Lex Phelan
- Associate Partner + Project Architect