Improving Lifethrough Better BuiltEnvironments®is Our Purpose
People are at the core of everything we think, create and do. We are a building consultancy dedicated to creating better built environments through our many interwoven specialisms. Our beliefs are rooted in nature which has taught us that true sustainability sits at the intersection of human experience and environmental stewardship.
Our name is inspired by the natural environment that surrounds us. Branch patterns are the building blocks of natural systems. Humanity is innately drawn to these elegant and efficient fractals. This deep connection is represented throughout mankind’s history of science, art, engineering and architecture. Looking closely, we see that the buildings and infrastructure we help create are full of fractals and branching patterns.
Through the study of patterns found in nature and human behavior, we better understand the inherent relationship between the two. Understanding the natural sciences and incorporating them into the built environment satisfies our psychological and physical needs, and reduces our ecological footprint.
D.I.V.E. Project Framework®
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Our human-centered design approach puts people at the core of everything we think, create and do. This unique process allows us to view the world through the eyes of key stakeholders, decision makers and occupants in order to gather critical insights that improve the built environment, while preserving the natural. This framework fosters understanding, collaboration and accountability through four phases:
- Reconcile diverse stakeholder priorities to establish targets that define project success.
- Generate, evaluate and rethink solutions based on their impact.
- Confirm the solutions implemented produce the expected outcomes.
- Capture lessons learned and make continuous improvements.
Find Inspiration by Understanding the Need
Creating truly high-performing buildings is complex, but we believe that it shouldn’t feel that way for our clients. By working to tackle the complexity ourselves, we make it easier for our clients to achieve their goals. Our practices are led, and supported, from start to finish by our team of progressive experts in the fields of engineering, architecture, social science, testing and analytics.