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It's the method of addressing all aspects of the environment and the surrounding physical attributes of a site during preparation of Site Development & Land Management Plans. It encompasses proven methods appropriate to the development of the human-designed environment, and is successful when synergy exists between a building, a structure or other entities, all integrated through ecological & sustainable design practices so as to function more effectively with minimal site damage and expense.  
 


Environmental Design... what is it?

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Environmental Design practices serve as the template to unite the artificial built environment with the site's natural features in a manner that protects forests, wetlands, floodplains and waterways, aids in erosion and storm-water control, and preserves limited site resources. The ecological design process is a vital tool that minimizes environmentally-destructive impact by integrating itself with the site's natural resources, its bio-processes, and the long-term sustainability of facilities and functions.

"Exploration of the landscape of our imagination serves to foster the inspired planning     of the environment in which we live and play."          ...Rebecca Solnit, American Writer

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We balance the project's design criteria, man-made resources and site load-capacity with protection of the site's sensitive environs.




Aerial sketch of a proposed community lakefront.




  A color-coded Physiographic Map of Oak Ridge Lab.  


​​​​​​​The final stage of Land Planning relies on the use of the creative design concepts developed earlier in the process, combined with effective problem-solving solutions and revisions. 

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We begin the process by thoroughly evaluating the project site, its environs and ecosystem, then we mesh the site's physical, aesthetic, and cultural attributes with the functional needs and the economics of the development market. Next, we develop preliminary design studies that graphically depict existing and proposed land uses, facilities, functions, and circulation.



A typical computer-generated graphic perspective created to quickly depict a land planning scheme.  


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