established in 2010…​

Archonomics is about finding inspired design solutions within the constraints of space, budget, and environmental impact. Improving the quality and efficiency of existing space relies on an understanding of how the inhabitant will occupy the finished built environment. It starts with a feeling that the walls around us can offer more, that our homes must evolve to fit into our current and future needs.  The staff at Archonomics helps our clients determine an appropriate course of action for allowing this evolution, knowing from experience when to renovate, when to add on, and in some instance, when to sell and start from new. By adhering to the rules of scale and proportion we create balance and continuity between old and new, ensuring that we add more than square footage, but that we add real value to our client’s lives.

Broken down into its most primitive state, building is a response to the basic human need for shelter and gathering, to be elevated off of the wet ground and to be kept dry and at a comfortable temperature.  It is with an appreciation for these basic needs combined with a further understanding of the human perceptual system that Archonomics approaches a design.  By adhering to the rules of scale and proportion we create an aesthetic balance and visual continuity (sight).  We combine this with a special attention to materiality (touch), proper orientation to natural light (direction), access to ventilation (smell), and connectivity to the landscape, in order to create a cohesive perceptual experience.

– Scott McGihon


Our mission is simply to add value to lives through design and our real estate market knowledge.  Through creativity and ingenuity, our designs and buildings will have a positive and lasting impact not only on the lives of their inhabitants, but on the world economy and our environment.​


The name “Archonomics” represents the juncture between design and economy, where Design is the art and science of making and Economy is the production, exchange, and consumption of resources. Archonomics has two primary obligations in respect to economy.  First, is to increase the efficiency of our design and construction process so that we can make custom design more accessible to our clients.  Second, is to make informed decisions about the materials and products we specify in order to promote a sustainable consumption of resources. 


make good design more accessible.
be mindful of our environmental impact
keep our client’s best interests at heart​