Our services span RESEARCH AND STRATEGY, URBAN AND PUBLIC REALM DESIGN AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, FAVOURING AN EVIDENCE BASED APPROACH TO DESIGN THAT PUTS PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE OF THE PLANNING PROCESS.

 

 

PUBLIC LIFE SURVEYS

We specialise in strengthening the relationships between people and the places that surround them - their cities, communities, neighbourhoods and homes. To do this, we observe, record, measure and analyse people in public spaces - who they are, where they go, what they do when they get there and how long they stay. When we understand how people behave and respond to their surrounding environment we are better prepared to make informed decisions about the future of both public and private realm developments.

Key areas include:

  • Community engagement + facilitation
  • Public space and public life surveys (walking, cycling and pedestrian activity)
  • Pedestrian modelling
  • Car parking studies and surveys
  • Brief formation - project objectives and measurable outcomes

PUBLIC + URBAN

Greater than half of all New Zealanders live in a town or city. Our people-first approach to design focuses on outcomes that better the quality of life for these citizens while meeting the functional and operational needs of the urban realm, such as transport, economic development and high quality open spaces.

Key areas include:

  • Landscape masterplanning 
  • Network planning (walking, cycling + open spaces)
  • Streetscape design (complete streets)
  • Parks + open spaces 
  • Programming + activation

PRIVATE + COMMERCIAL

Our approach to commercial development transforms a project into a place where people want to live work and visit. Our experience in local government and consent applications means we can ensure that what goes down on paper at a projects conception is what gets delivered at a projects completion. This includes:

  • Masterplanning
  • Landscape assessment 
  • Consenting 
  • Design (Concept - Documentation) 
  • Construction observation 
  • Project management + monitoring