Integrating all disciplines early in the project is critical to the design process. Interiors can have a significant impact on the building itself. We are sometimes perceived as the people who pick the finishes, but I believe that early integration creates a far better project. Given the opportunity to work with the architectural, structural, mechanical, landscape and client teams early on, we create more comprehensive design solutions. Everyone has a slightly different perspective, and by understanding each other’s priorities we are able to design with a more holistic approach.