Public Space Design
For new or existing parks, plazas, sidewalks, any small or large public spaces.
Design and strategizing, planning, and placemaking for any part of the process, from analysis, advice and recommendations, to full design including implementation and changes and adjustments. Experience with many scales, complexities, and budgets: from large, multilayered projects and spaces, to small, low-cost, and quick interventions. Services can also include project management for placemaking projects, and maintenance and storage needs and solutions. Some specialties, below.
Play Spaces + Elements
Design for play spaces, furniture or elements—for kids or adults. From active play to games areas to playful furniture.
We believe in play for all ages, so we love to bring play into the everyday lives of people (or dogs or other animals!).
Programming + Performance Spaces
Design and placemaking for programming, performance, and other types of events, whether one-off or ongoing, temporary or permanent.
We love enabling more playful, physically active, and arts and cultural activities in public spaces, especially when they are by and for the existing and surrounding communities.
Design of food spaces, from carts to kiosks, outdoor dining for indoor restaurants, seating areas in parks and plazas, to comprehensive and multi-programmatic spaces and markets.
Food is needed, fun, amplifies culture, brings people together, and is very necessary to a successful space.
Park + Street + Plaza Elements
Design of new elements, structures, street or park furniture or furnishings, signage structures, specification of and/or adaptation of off-the-shelf products, especially as part of a larger placemaking project.
Great elements communicate, add all-important details and focus, bring things into the human-scale, and bring everything together.
Photo by Morgan on Unsplash
Exhibition + Public Art
Design / planning of spaces and objects that communicate, educate, inspire, and enable the deep connection of people to communities, environment, and culture.
The arts are a great driver of vibrant public spaces; they bring people together and highlight and amplify local culture.
Education + Fun Stuff!
Teaching public space design and placemaking, to youth and young adults, in a way that encourages agency, observation, and discovery.
And-- design of fun stuff! Have a challenging or underutilized space? Need strategizing, design, and implementation for a complex space or weird idea? We love challenges and fun ideas! Feel free to reach out to discuss.