We believe that cities are only as great as the sum of their communities and therefore try to study the effect every part of a building will have on how people interact and spend time together. The practice of designing for enhanced human interaction is carried out in all of our endeavors from residential to commercial and retail.
In our quest to create better communities, we often find ourselves asking “Why do most developers just build boxes?” It seems that too much of the new development in America is detracting from community more than it is enhancing it. Our best answer to why this happens is, the role of the developer seems to have changed.
100 years ago, land was relatively inexpensive and permit offices barely existed. As a result, developers spent more of their development budget on the design and construction of the building.
Today, land and permits are expensive and it seems like the role of ensuring that a project serves its community has shifted to the city. This has left most developers finance oriented and the results are apparent.
SolTerra stems from a design and construction background, not finance. We believe that creating community is a long-term investment that we must make. We have spent years developing our philosophies around community-oriented design and invite you to learn more in the following pages.