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RAFI • Planning • Architecture • Urban Design

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URBAN DESIGN

Urban Design

Urban Ecology, Urban Design and Infrastructure Analyses

 

Since 1974, when Dr. Fielden received the Owens-Corning national honor award for energy conservation, for designing a desert science center with a solar operated air-conditioning system, his work has focused on resource conservation, sustainability, healthy interior environments and the reduction of carbon emissions associated with construction and building operations.

His work with urban ecology identifies how clients can use nature, geography, context and redefined infrastructure to dramatically reduce the impact the changing climate has upon clients’ real property assets – and potential losses resulting from extreme climate events, including fire.  What is beneficial to one property, increases exponentially when applied to multiple properties, neighborhoods, districts, a town, and a city; every benefit counts.

Means to increase density, reduces the costs of constructing, operating and maintaining infrastructure within a community forever.  Reducing infrastructure also makes communities more pedestrian and bicycle friendly – and healthier places for residents and visitors alike.  Bi-products of a stronger urban ecology, urban design and a new approach to infrastructure offers communities and clients:    

 

Helping Clients Prepare for Tomorrow

Urban Design

We Know:

  • How to Work with Regional Influences, Context and Respect for Surroundings

  • How to Establish Urban Functions, the Urban Frame and Urban Fabric

  • How to Unify Diverse Land and Facility Uses

  • How to Unifying Edges and Boundaries, Ports of Entry, Linkages and Connections 

  • How to Unify Parcels and Classify Density Intensity

  • Massing and Scale; How to Create Appropriate Open Spaces, Gathering Places and Urban Focal Points

  • How to Blend Background Architecture with Signature Buildings

  • How to Create Pedestrian, Bicycle and Transit Friendly Settings

  • How to Create Landscape Palates, Appropriate Site Amenities, Site, Street and Traffic Signage, Graphics and Banners 

  • How to Landscape Walls for Screening and Privacy, Wind Control and for Reducing Erosion

  • How to Create Unified Area Lighting Systems