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We do what we do to make the world a better place, using our buildings and business to inspire a better way of living, working and being together on this planet. Us humans have done such damage to this planet, that it is no longer good enough to be "sustainable" we must have a net positive impact, we must be working to innovate our way our of this environmental crisis.  A net positive impact leaves our society, the environment and the economy better off than how we found them. We do what we do to be a part of the solution.

Tailored Places

There’s a certain kind of magic in a place where everything fits just right. Where a well placed building helps the whole street come to life. When a contemporary design stands out while still fitting in. The way the sun, the trees, the earth, and the people are all extensions of a building, and are utilized to create custom-fit urban environments.


Smart Buildings

Placetailor-made projects are always built to the highest efficiency possible with a particular eye toward comfort. Where a well placed window captures the sun’s energy to heat a house, a heat recovery ventilator streams fresh winter air into a room without bringing in the winter temperature. We keep heat where we want it and get rid of it where we don't.

Collaborative Economies

We believe in working together. We intend to lead the resurgence of traditional methods of consumption, production and service delivery to shift power away from centralized institutions and towards local communities and individuals. We are an Employee Owned Cooperative, and love collaborations. Want to work together? Give us a call


The decisions we make here impact everyone everywhere. We're always aiming to have a positive impact on our clients lives, the neighborhood, country and world. Buildings last a long time, and there is no "command Z" to undo decisions we make, so we must consider up front the ways in which our work fits into the local and gloabl ecosystem of people, profit and planet.

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Quite literally, our business does not exist without our clients. We get that, so we created our business around how to provide the best service to our clients. One of the ways we do that is by bringing our clients in as collaborators. Your project should be your dream mixed with our knowhow, and the only way to make that happen is to do it together. In other words we do what we do because you're part of the team.

We started Placetailor as a Design Build company because we believe that the specialization of the design and construction professions has driven them to be miss aligned and confrontational with one another, and we think that is a travesty! The origin of these professions came from the role of the Master Builder, who worked both as a designer and a builder. Integration of the various skills and experiences, whether it is our own carpenters or collaborating builder partners will always result in a smoother process and a better product.

When we look at the world around us we know there are lot's of things that need changing. We know they aren't going to change if everyone keeps doing things the same way they have always done them. So we question the norms and test new ways of building buildings, running companies, collaborating, designing, presenting, billing, developing, and on and on. This at the core of who we are and why we are the way we are. Let's change things.

Our commitment to energy efficiency, passive house, net zero energy, air tightness, super insulation and high performance windows is most certainly the better way to build for the environment (lowering carbon emissions and energy use) but it is also better for the occupant. We can quantify comfort utilizing our friend the Psychrometric chart, and in doing so we can design healthier, more enjoyable spaces that actually allow you to conserve more energy, feel more awake and even happier. We make better buildings to make you happier.

Architecture, Construction and Development are inherently complicated, but working with your team shouldn't be. We make sure eveything is as easy as possible by handling the whole process in house. Were one stop shop, a turn key partner.

We're the doer type. We make things happen. What do you want to do?

What?...Well, we like to have fun. That's what we're trying to say. We don't like to take ourselves too seriously. We think the experience of coming to work everyday should be enjoyable for all of our amazing employees, and that working with us as clients should be fun. The work we do is cool, and so are you, seems like perfect fit.