At Placefocus we have a holistic view of Design. We value the design skills of architects and landscape architects and their ability to problem solve and graphically present their ideas. We believe that one of the purposes of architecture and landscape architecture is the creation of streets and other public places. Tell us what you think of our Place qualities.
We acknowledge that town planners, engineers and others can and should have design skills.
We also believe that everyone is a designer - we are consistently changing and improving ourselves and our environment. In particular, everyone contributes to the quality of our places. Place roles discusses this in more detail.
Check out the Place interviews to listen to the views of urban designers, architects, planners, landscape architects and potential clients!
The Place Process section confirms that design is important in Place creation, along with aspiration, context, delivery and management.
Fine tune your techniques and methodologies in the Place tool section - a method for every occasion!
Refresh the fundamentals at Civic principles.
Consider the scale of urban design in which you work at Place typology.
We are considering developing training units in design - please register your interest.