A blank canvas holds limitless possibilities. For commercial property owners, our Core & Shell construction design provides just that – a blank canvas for future tenants to customize the space. We engineer the base build – the inside core and outer building envelope (shell) – and then work with building owners to understand tenant requirements, construction timelines, and budget. Every business faces unique challenges, changing trends, and demands in productivity. That’s why we design with both the tenant and owner in mind to engineer buildings that are ready for today and tomorrow.


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We work closely with building owners to understand tenant and lease requirements. From new construction to renovation to adaptive re-use, we design flexible spaces to meet the needs of both the building owner and the end-user who will live, shop, or work in them. Browse our Core & Shell project gallery to see what we’re designing.

One Cowboys Way - The Star in Frisco


700 South Main Street Adaptive Reuse


We’re an organization of smart thinkers and passionate creatives, and we love to share what we know. Scroll our thought leadership library for technical expertise, design discoveries, educational takeaways, and more from the brains behind the buildings.

Establishing the Case for Building Electrification
Unshackling the Supply Chain
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Ensuring High Quality Design and BIM Through QC Views, Schedules, and Reports
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Employee Fundamentals Training and Resources
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Data Supply Chains and the Built Environment
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Combatting the Climate Crisis Through Building Electrification

Rick Eicher

Business Sector Core & Shell Practice Director | Principal



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