coLAB studio includes a network of professionals to provide a range of design and consultation services. Our goal is to seek and enable the highest attainable VALUE as defined by the client, for every project. Our services are aimed at allowing everyone to live well within our Sonoran climate, or wherever a project may reside.

We believe in the lessons of Biomimicry, which seeks solutions to challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. We adapt to changing conditions, stay locally attuned and responsive, always integrate resource efficiency, and integrate development with positive growth.

Our staff and network includes artists, architects, interior designers, sustainability consultants, general contractors, poets, and developers. (see our “About” page for biographies and more information on our staff.)

Examples of services we offer to provide greater project value include:

  • Sustainability Consultation

    • Project master planning for sustainability

    • Integrative Design Process facilitation

    • Building Technology

    • Net-zero energy

    • Net-zero water

    • Living Building Challenge certification assistance

    • Biomimicry in design

    • Biophilia in design

    • Public / community interaction facilitation

    • Design meeting and process facilitation

    • New build & renovation consultation services:

      • Design review

      • best practices suggestions

      • material and product suggestions

  • Health and Wellness Consultation

    • Creating healthy environments assistance

    • Custom Living Wall installations

    • Nature re-connection programing

    • Wellness lifestyle assistance

    • WELL Building Standard expertise

  • Art Consultation

    • Art and public art master planning and imaging

    • Art opportunities consulting

    • Call-to-artist management

    • Artist management

    • Project integrated public art

      • Conceptually and visually strong art conceptualization

      • Ecologically conscious artwork

      • design, fabrication, and installation

  • Constructability and Cost Consultation

    • Project and plan constructability review

    • Full cost estimate services


colab studio provides services as needed. Fees are based on project needs and complexities.

Consultation services are led by Matthew Salenger and Sonja Bochart.