Master Planning

A carbon free future cannot be achieved by following past trends. Designing resilient, future proof and sustainable communities and infrastructure requires a vision beyond trends. We look to where society needs to go and where issues like water will take us during the infrastructure’s life cycle. We look at where codes and legislation will need to go to facilitate sustainable and regenerative solutions. The results are master plans that are zero-carbon, zero-waste and water independent, that are resilient and adaptable to global warming, flooding and drought.

We are skilled at managing the available natural capital such as sunlight, shading, wind and geothermal sources to achieve zero building energy and carbon intensity. Our understanding of micro-climates allows us to use passive strategies to optimize site orientation, zoning, massing, fabric and natural ventilation. Thermal comfort is guaranteed by optimized building and landscape shading, user control and natural ventilation where appropriate.