DW Legacy Design® is a defining characteristic of Design Workshop’s practice. It is our commitment to an elevated level of design inquiry and to a design envelope that tackles bigger issues beyond the mapped boundaries of the project. It insists that our work reflects the critical issues facing the planning and landscape architecture professions and delivers measurable benefit to clients and communities. The process facilitates complex planning and design decision-making in an efficient manner to achieve comprehensive, measurable and innovative results.
To demonstrate thought leadership and to deliver design of extraordinary quality and impact, our project approach is based on the following foundational principles of Legacy Design:
Defining and documenting the challenges, vision and agenda is essential to create a transferable project story that aligns the sponsors and stakeholders.
Comprehensive thinking in four categories of sustainability – environment, community, economics and art – yields outcomes that integrate the fullest range of possibilities and performance.
Measurement of project performance using quantifiable goals set early in the planning and design process is required to deliver lasting value and truly sustainable solutions.
Inclusive conversations with the full complement of team members and collaborators result in thorough alternatives and broadly validated solutions.