RESILIENT BUILDINGS ARE THE PATH TO A SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE FUTURE
At FiELD9: architecture we recognize the harm done to the environment, our communities, our health, and our quality of life by the buildings we occupy. The construction industry is responsible for 40% of all carbon emissions which lead to climate change. Current standards of construction utilize methods and materials that are destroying the planet and ruining our health.
RESILIENT ARCHITECTURE FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
We design buildings that reduce emissions and energy consumption up to 80% by using innovative materials and methods that are durable, efficient, and benefit the environment. You can rest easy knowing your space will be comfortable and healthy for the the life of the building while doing its part to restore the environment and our communities.
FiELD9: architecture is an emerging practice that provides expertise in regenerative Architecture, Urban Design, and Planning. We work in both the public and private sectors with cultural institutions, educational institutions, homeowners, municipalities, businesses, non-profit organizations, developers, and entrepreneurs to help them realize their dreams and build a better future. The services we provide include architectural design, energy modeling, planning and urban design, interior design, consulting, feasibility studies, programming, site analysis, master planning, strategic planning, documentation, and construction administration.
Community: Communities benefit when the built environment works for the people who experience it. We understand that we operate from a position of privilege and it is that privilege that has allowed us to build wealth in a system that favors us for the color of skin and our gender. And to the extent that we participate in and benefit from that system, we contribute to racism, inequity, and injustice. Design should foster community connection and vitality. Effective design strategies might include expressive human scaled buildings, inviting and versatile spaces, interactive sensory experiences, opportunities for social interaction, connection to nature, and access to natural light.
Resiliency: Architecture must contribute to the health of the planet, not its destruction. This can best be accomplished by engaging in an architecture that reduces reliance on unsustainable methods and materials of construction whilst providing a healthy and secure environment for human activity.
Equity: We understand that we operate from a position of privilege and it is that privilege that has allowed us to build wealth in a system that favors us for the color of skin and our gender. And to the extent that we participate in and benefit from that system, we contribute to racism, inequity, and injustice.
Matthew Stanfield: Principal Architect, Matthew Stanfield, founded FiELD9: architecture in 2010. He has been a Registered Architect since 2005 and became a Certified Passive House Consultant in 2015. Matthew earned his Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University in 2003 and his Bachelor of Science in Philosophy from Kent State University in 1996. In addition to his architectural work, Matthew has designed a new espresso cart built on a bike trailer frame for Relax, it’s Just Coffee and designed and manufactured assemblies for home gardening and water capture including raised bed structures, rain crates that integrate with roof to downspout water diversion systems and rain collection apparatuses for remote use apart from roof to downspout applications.
Matthew is invested in his community as evidenced by his contributions to several local non-profit organizations. Matthew participates on the Little Buckeye Children’s Museum Board, Mansfield in Bloom Steering Committee, Richland County Regional Planning Commission, Active Transportation Committee, Mansfield Rising, Mansfield Downtown Investment Advisory Commission, Richland Moves!, Richland Young Professionals Mentorship program, and the Ohio State University Microfarm Initiative. He has also been involved with the Mansfield Art Center Board, Citizens for Mansfield Backyard Chickens, and Habitat for Humanity. Matthew is also active in his church, an avid bicycle commuter, and a devoted husband and father to his wife and children.
Mathias Stanfield: Project Staff, Mathias Stanfield, began work with FiELD9: architecture in 2015. Mathias is skilled in building and site documentation, digital modeling, rendering, and aids in project development and construction document production.