Síol is a metaphor. With its literal definition as seed in the Gaelic tongue, the word Síol can be understood as both a noun and a verb. The use of this word as a verb is symbolic of our design process. To seed (to place, to introduce) represents the sowing of a conceptual device in a specific environment. It is the embodiment of a collective mission statement and a shared philosophy that responds to the architecture of both self and place.