People, place, and the planet shapes our work.


People, place, and the planet shapes our work.


Climate is the force which most directly shapes architecture but we are reckoning with a destabilized climate system, altered by mankind through epoch-shattering consumption. We acknowledge a future marked by more frequent and more severe events; the current built environment will fail to shelter occupants and protect investments. Architects participate in creating the built environment but we need to create a future that is more resilient, more just, and more sustainable. unabridged promotes adaptation to the future through the following principles:

We adapt by assessing hazards and designing to mitigate risk and consequence.
We adapt by avoiding sites of future inundation or elevating above foreseeable floods.
We adapt by creating multiple lines of defence within the landscape and at the building edge.
We adapt by armouring critical facilities to the highest level of protection.
We adapt by designing for an extended service life for new buildings and the reuse of existing buildings.
We adapt by choosing materials to combat environmental conditions.
We adapt by considering embodied and operational carbon in our buildings.
We adapt by restoring the complex ecosystems that can better accommodate disturbance.
We adapt by creating beloved places that serve the community.

Our projects inspire a deeper look at architecture and the forces that shape the built environment. We seek to discover the uniqueness
inherent in each place and amplify it. Our projects cross boundaries: building and landscape, site and community, vernacular and
modern. How can we help you adapt to the future?





AIA Climate Impact Survey

AIA Trust Newsletter, April/May 2022 The rapidly changing climate is on everyone’s mind, whether the…

World Build Podcast

World Architecture News interviews Allison Anderson, taking a deep dive into climate-ready buildings. Eugene Flotteron…

Fast Company

BY NATE BERG 02-17-22 When Derrick Evans paid $10,000 for a dilapidated, sinking house in Turkey…


unabridged gives back 1% of our time to help community organizations plan and construct projects that enhance place, provide access to art or nature, and support social infrastructure. Below are some of the groups we have worked with:

Friends of Valena C. Jones School
Assisted with grant applications for the Oral History Project and Exhibits, featuring interviews with African American teachers and students from the segregated school on the eve of integration.

The Arts Hancock County
Designed the renovation for the exhibit and classroom spaces, including the oversized A which inspired the organization’s logo.

Martin Luther King Park
Designed the park, playground, and parking area. Worked with local residents to plant native pollinator gardens, construct pavilions and rain barrels.

Bay St Louis Little Theatre
We helped select a new (historic) site after Katrina destroyed the old theatre and designed the renovation at a reduced fee. We also provided pro bono services for additional structural modifications.