Our Style
Realizing that listening to your needs and softly blending our experience is what defines trust in the solutions ThotBox designs for your project. We believe programming is the foundation of design and the key to our design management process.

The programming session begins with understanding your needs and wants. There is a major difference between wants and  needs…wants are dreams, whereas needs are requirements.

Needs Wants

Building on your needs and wants we then identify your projects constraints both negotiable and non-negotiable. ThotBox Design team use those requirements to formulate a set of boundaries or governing principles by which they can manipulate the project design. The manipulation of those constraints, enhanced by negotiable elements (i.e.,building materials, media applications, color, texture and technology), will then enable the designer to adapt and manage those constraints. Great designers do not allow non-negotiable constraints to overwhelm the design process.

We work with the non-negotiable constraints to help us identify the range as part of understanding our client.  It is extremely important to create a relationship, dialogue, and partnership with project stakeholders, and by utilizing the Pólya Principle, together we can achieve great project results.

Simply applied, the Pólya Principle (George Pólya, 1887-1985, Hungarian Mathematician, ‘How to Solve It’) provides general heuristics for solving problems of all complexities. ThotBox Designers often subconsciously use this process to create and formulate plans for project execution. The easiest form of this process comes in four phases: understand the problem, devise
a plan, carry out the plan, and review/extend. The Pólya Principle is a perfect way to integrate the common problems that affect the process of your project.

With adequate pace we construct your programming blueprint then overlay our development principles to realize your vision.


Environmental Technology Design (ETD)



Project Size




Development Overlay Principles
  • First it starts with relationship and building the understanding as we advance into the development phase.
  • Budget provides preparation guidelines and financial considerations.
  • Project size is applicable for any type of project. Be it architectural planning, technology implementation or branding integration project scope and size is overlaid.
  • Demographics provides for the marketing plan, which impacts all design and technology factors.
  • Scalability, a by product of project size helps to determine the depth and breadth considerations for today and into the future.
  • Lastly, from start to finish and all development points between. The relationship with our clients is our magna cum charter and principle development focus.