CIVIC PROJECTS

PROCESS

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01 ENGAGE

Our engagement approach involves listening and spending the time to explore client needs and opportunities before defining approaches and solutions. Because we understand architecture’s intrinsic value to communities, we make those communities a crucial part of our process by identifying and engaging key stakeholders. At every phase, we facilitate discussions, workshops and roundtables that help us understand the organizations we work with to bring their vibrancy and potential to the project at hand.

We recognize that people respond differently in different environments, so we employ a variety of communication methods: anonymous, virtual, tactile, oral, and written. Often, this means that what we deliver is more than the design: it’s tools for engagement that stay with our clients long after the project is implemented. For each new endeavor, we create project-specific interdisciplinary teams. These teams are unique, but our practice and process remains consistent, and includes:

- Community Workshops
- Design Charrettes
- Visioning Documents
- Funding Studies
- Strategic Planning
- Interim Small Scale Projects
- Long Term Planning
- Grant Writing
- Fundraising Imagery


02 DESIGN

The multidisciplinary nature of our practice gives us a comprehensive understanding of the role of architecture, design and planning at every scale. In all of our work, we seek to bolster and strengthen the surrounding communities, expanding the impact of architecture beyond the building, space, or product. After initial discussions with key stakeholders, we formulate a design approach that meets their environmental, social, and functional needs. Through our collaborative process, the implementation of the project, and the design of the environment, we seek to play a role in building healthy, vibrant communities. Because we see the impact that architecture can have at every scale, our body of work is varied and includes:

- Cultural Institutions
- Business Accelerators
- Incubation Hubs
- Retail + Commercial Design
- Multi-Family Residential Projects
- Mixed Use Buildings
- Academic Buildings
- Museums + Exhibition Design
- Temporary Activation + Implementation
- Product Design


03 BUILD

The collaborative aspect of our work extends into the building phase, where we work with a team of local fabricators and contractors to build our designs. At every stage, we prioritize sustainable building practices. Sometimes, this means that we deliver more ephemeral things alongside our designs — new avenues for community engagement, strategic long-term plans, or toolkits for business development. Other times, this means utilizing environmentally friendly building methods and materials. Our approach centers on collaboration and is rooted in a deep understanding of the places where we work. Our past projects can be found here.