The Renaissance and the Polymath created the model for the smaller design practice.
The discoveries and practices of the Renaissance created a body of knowledge and understanding that still resonates. Especially today, when sound and proven principles and values are constantly challenged by fashion and opportunism. Core beliefs can be swept away if they have no philosophical anchor.
Tectvs was founded as a small architectural practice on one of the key tenants to emerge from the Renaissance and subsequent centuries across Europe: that art and science and learning are integral elements of life in an open society, not separate from it. That people can be provided with the knowledge to inform and empower and communicate clearly through art, literature, science and thought. That sharing knowledge and collaborating on discovery increases the rate of social advancement exponentially.