Planning Overview

We start with two fundamentals: the client and the site.

A close collaboration of these two forces helps produce places that integrate the two.

We collaborate with our clients and design partners to develop places that fit as seamlessly as possibly into the lives of the users and the life processes of the site. To achieve this we place high priority on close client and partner communication and site time: analysis, observation and “designing in the space.” We produce in the studio but we create on the land. Comprehensive planning within a systems approach is more effective and economical in all but the very short run. See our planning process schematic below for an illustration of our process.