For every project, there is a group of constituents with a deeply felt investment in project outcomes. Recognizing that the input, opinion and satisfaction of these constituents is a crucial component of our clients’ success, we employ an exceptionally inclusive, collaborative approach to planning, design and construction that puts our clients, their stakeholders and communities at the center of project design. We pride ourselves on being good listeners, experienced communicators and respectful planning facilitators and on our ability to translate expressed project needs into inspiring and effective architectural design.
A clear, broadly accepted vision is the foundation for every successful project. From the earliest stages of project exploration, we lead our clients and stakeholders through a comprehensive design exploration that ensures current and future needs are accounted for and addressed in the final design. We employ a unique hands-on approach to design development that meaningfully integrates our clients into the design
process and allows them to immediately see the real-world impact of choices on design decisions.
Up Close Design
We don’t design at arms length. Regardless of geography, we typically establish an on-site design studio for up to two weeks at a time – especially when working with schools, colleges and universities, municipalities and other public clients. This practice provides day-to-day interaction with building users and key stakeholders, and valuable insights pertaining to local practices and preferences.
Public projects are closely watched by their constituents and we are highly experienced at integrating the community into the design process. We are adept at facilitating outreach meetings to gather and share information and to discern community values, priorities, opinions and perceived challenges regarding
project outcomes. Our long-term experience integrating the community into project planning and design has made BLRB the firm of choice for planning, budgeting, strategizing and promoting school bond issues and capital campaigns within communities both large and small.