Ecological + Master Planning
The Center’s master planning approach is based on ecoBalance: the sourcing of any commodity must account for its sustainable re-sourcing. For example, air, water, food, energy and materials that are spatially allocated for their use phase (e.g., flora for oxygen, surfaces for water harvesting) must also have spatial allocations for their replenishment (e.g., vegetative area for the conversion of CO2 back to oxygen, contaminated water harvested to be treated by ecological treatment methods to make clean water again). The result is an integrated land use master planning process that provides a client with figures that represent the land’s baseline holding capacity relative to the number of people the land is able to support. We often couple our master planning projects with architectural design, enabling the planning phase to inform architectural decisions.