Effective project management is vital to successful site design. It is critical to identify all project stakeholders early on in a project’s development; stakeholders may include local city and county departments, State departments of transportation and ecology, utilities, and the ultimate consumers of the finished project. Meeting with all stakeholders early in the process to gain an understanding of their concerns and desires allows RH2 to identify key project constraints and design criteria. With this insight the design can proceed from conceptual idea to an approved plan on the quickest timeline at a lesser cost to the client. A successful site design is comprised of the following elements.
Timely Execution of the Project
Timely execution involves not only completing the project on schedule, but executing the design in the most economical sequence.
Meeting Budget Constraints
Key cost elements should be identified early in project development so the most cost-effective solutions can be found.
Meeting Tenant Requirements
Lots with convenient access to utilities and amenities can be easier to lease or sell. It is often possible to optimize the design to exceed the client’s initial expectations while still meeting all regulatory requirements. One example of this would be the integration of a stormwater element required by the Department of Ecology through the creation of a pond that adds beauty to the community.