Design Process

Our Approach

We view each project as an opportunity to provide a unique design response that reflects the client’s need and the special qualities of the site itself. We blend our response with community and sustainability goals and a minimizing of environmental impacts. In either a prime or sub-consultant role, we believe in a team-oriented, collaborative approach to every project. We have considerable experience in working on projects seeking LEED certification or equivalent. Our drawing production is based on the current Autocad platform supplemented with other software for high-quality rendering or manual drafting for presentation purposes.

We assist our clients in establishing an appropriate project scope and in identifying those services required from us to achieve their project objectives. Important topics for discussion include issues of schedule and budget, essential for gaining a complete picture of client expectations and job feasibility within a given time-frame. Through preliminary consultations we are able to compile a formal proposal for submission to the client.

Where the project requires the input of other specialist consultants we can advise the client on such needs and offer recommendations on consultant selection indicating at what stage such inputs are necessary.

We believe that our inquiring approach to design avoids a formulaic solution to any project.

Elements of the Design Process which we undertake include:

  • Master Planning
  • Urban Design 
  • Research 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Site Evaluation and Feasibility
  • Site Design
  • Landscape Structures
  • Technical Elements
  • Construction Documents
  • Tendering a Project
  • Field Review