Project Scope + Social Systems + Natural Systems
Making your job easier
55-5 collaborates with architects and developers to weave building designs with their context. Our site research provides a foundation your design work can build from, helping express the unique qualities of a place and helping identify ways to improve the natural and social ecosystem. By doing a deep dive of research into a site's natural systems and social patterns, 55-5 identifies valuable information that will help make your design process easier. And when a community recognizes that you are engaged with their issues, your project will run more smoothly.
What is the untapped potential of your site?
We look at current, pre-development, and potential ecological conditions, and we meet with community organizations and local institutions to identify stakeholders and initiatives already at play in the neighborhood. We look at what is possible, what synergies are waiting to be tapped, what resources can be shared. We work to understand and move towards the greatest potential of the site, knowing that these efforts will help regenerate the site, the neighborhood and even the larger region.
Goal: the project continues to evolve and gain vitality long after the design team has gone