SCl’s primary focus is on the design through master planning, urban design and landscape architecture, and associated fields including strategic policy and planning, environmental design and construction coordination.SCl’s primary focus is on the design through master planning, urban design and landscape architecture, and associated fields including strategic policy and planning, environmental design and construction coordination.
When developing a master plan, SCI sees the plan as more than an arrangement of spaces that are to look attractive on the plan; the creation of places where people will live work and recreate. SCI acknowledges the interdependence of uses and users, environmental systems and communities, both within the planning area and externally, and the long term values of sustainability; social, economic and environmental.
SCI’s master plans must stand the test of time, what is laid out today must last for generations, and every plan must be tested, reviewed and refined with the input from other design team members, with the initial concepts forming a realistic and workable base for the development of the detailed planning and ultimately creation of the vision. With this in mind, master planning is an evolutionary process, from the development of the initial concepts through to the realisation, rather than a matter of developing options, selecting the one that looks good, and implementing the preferred option.
Based on this philosophy, SCI creates environments, whether urban or natural, that builds on and works with the assets of the site, utilising an integrated approach to address the often complex issues, resulting in solutions that are not only attractive, workable and efficient, but sustainable over the long term.