Three words define the approach of Stone Tent Architecture, Listening, Recognizing and Illuminating. Listening is the heart of the firm. Listening to the client and to the site. This is where the reality of architecture enters in, the personal situation. To hear the unique dreams coming from a client or to allow a site to reveal its unique and communicative aspects is the beginning, whether that be an undeveloped piece of land or an existing home. Next, is Recognizing. Seeing and hearing is not enough, thoughts must be formulated into concepts, and the unique aspects of a site must be realized. Recognizing is the moment when we know we have found something real. Finally, Illumination is bringing something to light, specifically as a response to recognizing. To take something that was previously only a concept and give it form, to take something previously unseen and make it visible, this is the work of illumination.