At Chow:Hill, we have long been committed to creating environmentally, culturally and economically sustainable outcomes. As our annual Sustainability Report affirms, since 2009 we have developed internal sustainable design guidelines; published SEED, an internal quarterly promoting sustainable ideas, thinking and practice; promoted environmental design measures with our clients and introduced these into projects; and even earlier, designed the first NABERS-rated building in New Zealand.
This sustainable design approach is at the core of Chow:Hill’s master planning and urban design thinking. After all, we’re designing for a greener future, more sustainable outcomes, and environments that shape the possibilities of many a generation to come.
When it comes to master planning, the goal is to reflect a long-term vision in a manner that still enables its evolution and adaption overtime – providing our clients with a living document that brings their vision to life. By actively considering and questioning all elements of an environment, our master planning approach aims to provide an organisation with a future road map helping to guide and inspire the direction of travel for a given development, whether it be a tertiary campus such as Ara, the establishment of a residential and commercial hub such as Union Square, or the ongoing development of an aged care facility, such as St Andrew’s Village.
Successful master planning and urban design outcomes require an innovative multi-disciplinary approach, which is what Chow:Hill brings to each and every project. From environmental assessments to the careful study of an organisation’s operations and service delivery, our team offers strategic thinking and a holistic approach, delivering outcomes fit for the future.