As design professionals, we have a passion for the civic projects that serve the communities in which we work and play. From campus and community planning to new construction to renovations, we focus this passion through a design process based on the following key components:
Knowledge: Every civic project is unique and requires an intimate understanding of how the facility will serve the needs of a variety of user groups and benefit the community at large. We pride ourselves on achieving simple design solutions to complex programming requirements. These solutions achieve exacting permitting and licensing requirements without compromising functionality or aesthetics. Maintaining operations, minimizing downtime, and managing staged occupancies are critical success factors on most projects. Our team’s knowledge spans a wide breadth of project typologies, with in depth expertise in daycares and fire halls.
Accountability: Accountability is an essential part of our reputation. It is something we’ve built one project at a time, one personal interaction at a time. Thinkspace honours its commitments and delivers every time. Our priority is to make sure a project starts right and finishes on-time and budget. We understand that design is not independent of cost considerations. Standardized construction documentation, iterative value engineering and detailed cost estimate give our civic clients confidence that their project will deliver exceptional value.
Approachability: We pride ourselves on being personable, professional and responsive to the questions, concerns and suggestions of all stakeholders. Being ‘easy to do business with’ guides our efforts every day. Continuity, providing clients with the same point of contact from design through construction, is equally important. This team first approach is a big reason why so many civic clients continue to work with thinkspace, project after project.
Collaboration: We approach the design process by integrating various specialties and resources in a highly collaborative manner; resulting in a team-driven solution that delivers superior project outcomes. Engaging all members of the design team, including the owner, operators, public and specialty sub-consultants, are integral for every thinkspace civic project.