The architectural practice is committed to a comprehensive design approach that combines large scale thinking with the artfulness of a small design studio. The projects on the boards range from large mixed-use developments to intimate interiors. Shugart Bates design solutions are informed by the attention to craft required for smaller projects combined with the disciplined rigor demanded by large scale work. In response to the Shugart Bates philosophy, the visual identity design couples modern layout with an emphasis on assembly and unique materials. Project based case studies feature individual projects from inception through construction to emphasize the process as much as the completed building.