Encompass Architects, p.c., a Native American Woman owned business, was established in 2002 by Tammy Eagle Bull, FAIA, NCARB, AICAE (enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation) and Todd Hesson, AIA, LEED AP. Together they have over 50 years combined experience in a wide variety of project types and sizes, including educational facilities, administrative facilities, and community centers, to name a few.
Tammy and Todd, along with their staff, work to create effective facilities that serve communities across the nation. Tammy's primary career focus has been the design of projects that positively enhance Native American communities.
The firm, as a whole, believes that a client-centered design process is necessary to achieve truly functional architecture. Our process allows maximum client interaction and facilitates efficient and timely decisions. Ultimately, projects are completed on schedule and on budget.
Our role is to lead the design process. Within that role is the key task of listening. We design with clients, not for clients. We start drawing only after we have listened to what the client wants and needs. We firmly believe in the importance of a collaborative design process in which the client and community is integral.
Culturally sensitive design and environmentally friendly (LEED) design are of the utmost importance at Encompass. Our team is firmly committed to sustainable design and regularly incorporates many positive design practices that save owners money on life cycle costs for the facility.