Master planning is the grand-daddy of design. It’s the arena in which literally every consideration comes into play, and every challenge must be met with innovation and expertise if the project is to succeed. The stakes are high, and so is the potential for error. This is why it is crucial to have a well-rounded team with deep experience in the region-a team like CDS International.
Studies, consultations, plans and design-we have participated in master planning projects on every level, at every stage, as leaders and as collaborators. We have been trusted with one of America’s most sacred monuments, the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, and with some of the world’s most beautiful locations, such as the Maui coastline. Hospitals, hotels, airports, and entire neighborhoods have been the focus of our work as planners.
As Glenn Miura puts it, “Seeing the forest through the trees is the key to master planning.” The dreams and ambitions of the stakeholders must be realized within the complex terrain of the environment, with its unique politics, geography and community concerns. Getting it right is a major challenge, but a challenge that CDS has met successfully again and again.