The most fulfilling spaces to design and build are those that need to support growth, whether it is spiritual, physical or developmental. These spaces are also the most challenging to design. They require ultimate creativity and a comprehensive understanding of the users and their goals.

Places of worship and spiritual growth require calm, quiet spaces that enable reflection and contemplation for solitary people as well as gatherings of people with a common goal.

Spaces for learning and development need to appeal to children and stimulate imagination and a sense of play, while providing environments for focus and safety.

Helena begins every project with extensive interviews and research to fully understand the needs of the end users. Armed with this information, she can begin to investigate the optimal solutions for space planning, material selection, construction and implementation.