Inspired by Wallace Stegner’s view of the west as “the last great home of hope”, the firm has been committed to sustainability and green building, long before it was fashionable. With staff accredited by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED), the office aims to set an example within the profession by addressing the gap between aesthetic goals and responsible building. The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, an Interpretive Center in Grand Teton National Park, opened in June of 2008 with the distinction of being the first LEED Platinum building in Wyoming and in the National Parks Service.
The studio is committed to expanding and sharing the firm's green building knowledge base, with staff members attending the annual conference of the US Green Building Council. At the local level, the office is a member of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Business Leaders coalition, an organization dedicated to the environment and health of Jackson Hole and its residents. To promote these values the firm is an annual participant in the regional ECO-Fair.