B + O is a design practice dedicated to engaging our clients in the in the fun + creativity of the design process. We have over forty years of combined experience in architectural/ environmental design + construction across the US. We always seek to explore the tactile + emotive potential of the surfaces + spaces around us, and use materials, systems, and concepts that that make design affordable, accessible, responsible, and beautiful.
Following school, Lara + Scott moved to Seattle where they worked + lived for twelve years. Their experience in architecture, design, construction and fabrication projects ranges from custom homes + commercial interiors, to aquatic environments, zoo exhibits, interpretive centers, and educational + park facilities.
In June 2005, Berkley + Ogden relocated to the Southeast to (re)form their lives and practice in Wilmington, NC. Their design studio operates from a historic light-filled storefront downtown. Lara + Scott deal with each project personally, while collaborating with a group of colleagues, contractors, designers + craftspeople ranging in multi-disciplinary fields. They continue to concentrate on defining what ‘habitat’ is for their clients and users be they human, animal, or plantlife.
We believe that our clients should share + actively engage in the fun + creativity of the design process.