Glyde_Bautovich are architects, urban designers and planners who work together and separately to transform resources, regulations, programs, and ideas into places of beauty. We believe in the ‘spirit of place’ or genius loci and passionately engage in the art of making meaningful places of distinctive character through a careful process. We research and analyse client aspirations, economics, demographics, urban structure, history, building typologies and appropriate precedents. We re-use and revisit these layers that are beneath the surface to inform an appropriate outcome. The place becomes a palimpsest set within its context. The experience of the public space, what makes the city or place stick together, becomes rich, activated and vital. Our analysis feeds into the architectural process and becomes form-driven as we mould the fabric of the building with nature, light and air in a way that we know will lead to joyful inhabitation. We breath in information, aspirations and breath out a new space or building as an offering to the people of the city and those who occupy them.