We follow four foundation principles for good land use planning and sites.
Contextual Connection. A successful design solution needs to reflect the truthful context of the place. The plan will draw upon the property’s uniqueness with inspiration and cues from the land. Awareness of the dynamic and static features of the land will reveal the personality of the opportunity. How the homes, neighborhoods, and open spaces sit and fit on the land is our foremost responsibility. The collective product must be one that provides wholeness, is true and comfortable, and, in addition, encourages relationships.
Community Relationships. The foundation of creating amazing communities is recognition of the importance of people and the priceless value we place on relationships as we journey through life together. The spaces within communities, and within and between buildings, nurture life and provide for people to live, play, and enjoy the quality of life. Relationships are the connection to life, and where they live is home. The spaces that we offer provide a stage on which relationships may prosper.
Home. The great challenge is to establish patterns of development, three-dimensional forms— HOMES. The neighborhoods must reflect the reality of the moving residential real-estate market. As designers, we need to understand and anticipate changes in the evolving demographic profile of residents.
Real-Time Economics. Community design must be founded upon real-time economics. We operate in collaboration with our clients and their general contractors to develop the plans for development, resulting in viable plans and constructible communities. We are cost-conscious from day one.