Practice/Process Steps: Marrying story of Place with aspirations for future

 Practice/Process Steps: Marrying story of Place with aspirations for future

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Some Points to Consider on Regeneration

  1. Experiencing Whole Systems

  2. Sustaining Sustainability


Practice/Process Steps

Using the following methods, we work with stakeholders to develop an understanding of how buildings, habitat, and people can contribute to ‘the health of the whole’ over time. The objective is to align human activity with the nature of Place – the process asks how we can be participants with the Place – not limiting ourselves by assuming we can only do something to the Place.


  1. Setting the Stage – understanding and aligning human aspirations of a project

  2. Learning about the Place

  3. Frame/sketch/outline the story of Place

  4. Marrying story of Place with aspirations for future

    This is the point where conceptual design can begin.

    From working through the above steps there is a foundation established that the design team can respond to: real issues of the environment and the aspirations of the people in relation to the opportunities in the ecosystem. At this point it is essential to form a Core Team to hold the aspirations in relation to the health of the place and project. This team’s responsibility is not in day-to-day activities but to remember, hold, and promote the higher aspirations and visions of the project – to hold the core which energizes the design process and on-going residency of the Place.

  5. Identify indicators

  6. Integrative Design/Construction Process

  7. Ongoing Feedback