PLANNING & PROGRAMMING
At PR&P we see planning and programming as an integral parts of the design process not as a separate discipline.
Principles of planning are important to help define the design process
in order to communicate a clear road map that will guide all members of
the design team.
We have found that many projects from simple historic rehabilitations
to large academic facilities often require a certain level of master
planning and project programming.
At PR&P we
have the expertise in creating master plans that evaluate financial and
economic factors, land-use planning, facilities management, project
timelines and phasing issues.
currently working on a master plan for a sustainable forestry education
center whose mission is to train students and practicing foresters,
alternate methods of forestry management.
The center will be located on a magnificent site in Trinity County and
will include educational and training facilities, agricultural fields,
student housing and an on-site natural sewage treatment plant. The
Master Plan we are now completing includes a detailed site selection
process, site planning and detailed programming of the interior and
exterior spaces including adjacency matrices and Room Data sheets.
On a smaller scale we recently completed master planning for a new
joint-use Library in Solano County for Suisun City and the Fairfield
Suisun Unified School District. Our efforts included community
workshops to provide public input, site planning for the project,
detailed programming of the facility spaces, plan layouts and
photorealistic computer images of the proposed building concepts.