From single buildings to complex mixed-use facilities, KCI conducts feasibility studies and produces master and site plans to evaluate land use and identify opportunities. We believe that site planning is the unseen foundation of any land development project.
KCI understands the importance of creating an exciting, properly designed space, based on understanding the user’s needs and concerns and the nature of the site and surrounding land uses. Our goal is to give each new project a unique identity by finding the optimum balance between man-made and natural elements, and between aesthetics and economy. From recreational park revitalization to streetscape design to an elementary school, we develop spaces that are both appealing and functional. Our staff is skilled in all aspects of design from analysis and concept formation to imaginative detailing for paving, lighting, fountains, signage, furniture, retaining walls, shrubbery, trees, and small plants. Services include:
- Feasibility studies
- Master and site planning
- Legal descriptions
- Environmental assessments
- Geotechnical engineering
- Permit processing/zoning
KCI delivers sustainable, context-sensitive solutions that meet the needs of our clients and the community. Our planners employ an integrated, environmentally informed approach that helps to create a sense of place in the overall plan. The natural environment, the physical and built environment, existing vehicular and pedestrian circulation patterns, code and safety requirements and existing community interests and structure are all carefully examined in relationship to each other. Existing architectural character is also investigated and evaluated, including materials, forms, articulations and building to building and street relationships. Infrastructure is examined to determine its impact on the overall plan. KCI’s LEED-accredited engineers and planners prepare sustainable site plans that incorporate water efficient landscaping, water-use reduction, innovative stormwater management, reduced site disturbance and construction waste management to maximize green building potential. Our planners also focus on construction economics, zoning, environmental compliance, public involvement, and permitting as we shepherd each project through the local development process.