With nearly four decades of combined experience, Paul Fowler (who worked on the U.S.’s first ever LEED certified hospital) and Robert Cook (a staple on a number of Portsmouth area boards) launched adaptDESIGN in 2011 with the aim of fostering a company dedicated to sustainable living. While the two might tout slightly different backgrounds, Fowler and Cook both claim an avid interest in environmental issues, and have taken to gearing their company to that same orientation.
In helping you define your own green dream home, AdaptDesign incorporates everything from site orientation to human relationships to materials choices. For Fowler and Cook, sustainable design is less about fads and fashions than it is long-term planning and a commitment to quality. Whether they’re carpooling to meetings in Paul’s biodiesel car, recycling all office materials, switching to a paperless correspondence and billing system, incorporating natural lighting into office and site alike, or – most importantly – incorporating sustainability measures large and small into their myriad projects, the adaptDESIGN team are sincere in their focus on sustainability.
At the end of the day, adaptDESIGN seeks to forge client relationships based as much on collaboration as execution, where all opinions and visions are shaped into sustainable solutions are timeless as they are creative. Being educators -- Paul currently teaches at Wentworth Institute of Technology, while Bob has taught at both Wentworth and the Boston Architectural College – Fowler and Cook pride themselves on client relationships based on mutual education. It’s part of the reason why they’ve blossomed into one of the Seacoast’s foremost sustainable design teams – one as trusted as it is forward thinking.
What makes us green?
- Regularly carpool to meetings in Paul's biodiesel-fueled car
- Recycle anything and everything
- Emphasis designs and products intended to keep your home and family healthy and green
- Incorporate natural day lighting at office, and emphasise this strategy in many of their products
- Emphasize ways to maximize your home's energy efficiency
- Have transitioned to a mostly paperless operation
- Most importantly, they practice what they preach in terms of green at home