We believe in using the power of design
to dismantle systems of oppression and to build equitably.
We practice this belief daily by designing with empathy and centering the needs and interests of our communities.
CHARTING A NEW COURSE
We design inviting and restorative spaces for people.
Our focus is on public work: workspace, gathering,
learning, and living spaces.
We are design-driven, placing an emphasis on thoughtfulness of execution, service, and sustainability. We embrace opportunities to develop simple, elegant solutions to complex design problems. Our spaces engage the senses, delight and connect end-users, and honor their communities.
Who we are
Through empathy, curiosity, and action, we seek to rupture the status quo and chart a new course in design and project management. We lead projects so that everyone—not just a select few—are given space to speak up, step forward, and provide valuable contributions to the work.
Operating as an integrated team, we relish in expanding our skillsets, growing our capabilities, and tackling new challenges. We bring our whole selves to work, breaking industry norms around traditional roles, and are empowered to prioritize and cultivate growth—both individually and collectively.
By supporting our people, uplifting our communities, and living sustainably, we embrace opportunities to innovate, while affirming our ability to make a profound impact.
We are bold.
We aim to dismantle the ongoing legacy of white supremacy and patriarchal power structures in architectural spaces and processes.
We are engaged.
With a trauma-informed design lens, we uplift communities by creating spaces that reflect their values and support their right to thrive socially, economically, and culturally.
We are committed to change.
We lead with empathy as a primary tool to center the voices and visions of the community.
Beyond our design and operating principles, the Studio Petretti team lives our values by contributing time and resources to both national and local organizations fighting for justice, equality, and strong communities. Click on the links to learn how you can help.