SUM works with clients as lead concept designer, cooperating with prestigous local architecture firms to produce socially and culturally significant buildings that reflect the identity of their owners: corporate, private, or civic. By partnering with locally experienced architects of record, SUM can deliver a consistent conceptual rigor at a multitude of scales from the pavilion to urban developments. Within these, SUM seeks to focus on becoming a premier choice for private or public interiors, for property management companies and their tenants, and for civic and governmental organizations such as schools, community centers, and other public buildings. As a firm, SUM strives to differentiate itself on reliability: to be on time, on budget, and with precision.