DELV’s studio had grown significantly in recent years, both in number of employees and in profile of work. Beyond accommodating for our current and future growth, we needed a space that would enable our highly collaborative and non-hierarchical structure to continue to thrive. The opportunity to design a new studio for ourselves in a post-pandemic reality was both a heady and intriguing challenge. Robust charettes, surveys, and rounds of divergence and convergence resulted in a space that accomplishes our design goals, and acts as a powerful tool for fostering ongoing work outputs. In all layers of planning and detailing the studio, we were able to express our design tenets, believing that good design is: empathetic, honest, beautiful, useful, and resilient.