Sustainability

Sustainability

We believe in a triple bottom line approach to Sustainable Design, in which economic, environmental, and social factors are all considered. As architects we are already professionals practicing stewardship of or client’s budget as it realtes to design decisions. Considering [...]

2 City Studio Skill Set

2 City Studio Skill Set

2 City Studio enjoys big firm experience and delivers it with small firm personality. We are not about creating an icon but about creating superior learning, teaching and working spaces. We also understand the importance of managing costs in today’s [...]

Welcome to 2 City Studio!

Welcome to 2 City Studio!

2 City Studio is a new firm established by three individuals with many years of combined experience in cultural, educational, and residential projects. We see the innovations of the future and are thrilled to be part of a changing, global [...]

Empathic Method

Empathic Method

Listening to our clients is our first order of business. But what we do with that information makes our clients the most happy and their projects more successful and sustainable. Being able to translate an experience into the perspective of [...]

Architecture

Virginia Tech Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Virginia Tech Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) is looking to build new student housing on their 100 year old campus. They contracted with 2 City Studio to study their existing housing, that had recently been damaged by fire. Since [...]

Blog

Empathy is finally getting considered in elementary education.

Yale researcher Mark Brackett says helping students to develop empathy can make teachers more effective and students more successful. “One teacher used to go home with welts on her body because these kids were so emotionally challenged that they were kicking [...]

News

RFQ: Hollins Housing Village

RFQ: Hollins Housing Village

2 City Studio was asked by Hollins University as part of a select list of architecture firms to propose for a new Student Village Housing project. The character of the village is to be a cluster of smaller scale housing units [...]