ISA is a design and research office based in Philadelphia, USA. The office is a cross-platform environment for architectural design, experiments, special initiatives, and teaching which inform one another to produce innovative solutions for clients, as well as create possibilities for design impacts at-large.
We believe that creativity and innovation are triggered by limitations. Our process seeks the unique territory within every project where inspired results are driven by the constraints of budget, program, site conditions, and energy performance. This mandates a pragmatic approach as we seek realizable, innovative solutions through careful analysis, collaboration with the client, and integration with our team.