At Define we pursue the art of place-shaping through our core disciplines of town planning, urban design and landscape architecture.
We promote, shape and assess development, for both public and private sector clients, and our urban design expertise is typically applied to the following commissions:
Master plans and Development Frameworks
Our context focused approach has a strong track record indelivering successful master plans and frameworks, often in very delivering successful master plans and frameworks, often in very challenging and sensitive urban heritage or rural environments.
Urban Design Codes
The preparation of successful design codes requires a strong vision, clear communication and an understanding of deliverability issues. We have developed a proven approach to preparing urban design codes that carefully applies these requirements.
Public Realm Design
We have a long history of designing and delivering major public spaces. Our designs respond to the context and history of a place, and often uses a highly inclusive approach to both art and digital technology to create inspiring and creative design solutions.
Urban Design Audits and Expert Witness
We regularly audit development schemes against policy and guidance requirements often leading to an expert witness role.
Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments (TVIA)
Our approach to TVIA reflects best practice and is often applied to projects in very sensitive urban locations. We strongly advocate TVIA as a positive process that starts at the project outset, establishes development parameters at the early stages of a design process, and leads to a successful and acceptable built form.