News : adaptDESIGN team prides itself on collaborative dynamic

Nov 8, 2012

From Seacoast Online and Exeter Patch

By Jim Cavan

What does an architect do, exactly? Even the topically disinclined can probably paint a cursory mental picture – lots of designing, lots of graphs and charts and, of course, a heavy premium on detail.

That’s essentially the expectation Eliza Bird had when she and her husband, David Huot, commissioned adaptDESIGN’s Bob Cook and Paul Fowler to create their York dream home.

Once the process began, however, the Birds noticed that the adaptDESIGN duo – who launched their Portsmouth-based firm in 2011 – didn’t exactly impart the kind of exacting demeanor one might expect.

“I’ll never forget first day they came out to the site, there was an electricity that was tangible – everyone running around with all these wonderful ideas,” recalls Bird, who says the team is targeting an April 2013 completion date for the project. “We realized very quickly how creative they are and how fun they are to work with. Ever since that day we’ve had a blast collaborating."

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