While each project is unique, KGP utilizes certain core strategies in the development of each project, all grounded in a process informed by the following:
An Integrated Design Approach optimizes outcome
Benefiting at the outset from a comprehensive evaluation of all impacts affecting a particular project, our team can reframe and directly address the critical issues. Familiar with maneuvering the multiple scales that a project impacts the user, from the urban to the personal, our diverse team of urban designers, architects and industrial designers pursues a collaborative approach leaving no aspects unexplored.
Effective ideas originate with clearly defined conditions
Based on the premise that a successful design strategy inherently inhabits the problems we set out to solve and reveals itself largely upon transcending individual preconceptions, an interactive collaborative process is initiated by encouraging diverse opinions in a collaborative effort including: client, users, stakeholders, and the design team.
Design is measured by the quality of life and well being of the user
KGP is committed to a process that considers architecture a means to an end only, where the project’s success is determined by a comprehensive understanding of specific social, cultural, and behavioral influences.
The architecture mediates between the user and the environment
As the physical context, whether urban or natural, and climate are incorporated or mediated in the design, sustainable practices provide an opportunity to optimize lifecycle costs and impact on the environment, but equally importantly often serve a deeper role , a connection or “window” to the natural the cycles that surround us.
All projects are thought through as sustainable from the location, orientation and landscape to the mechanical systems, lighting and finish materials. Consideration is given to the long-term benefits created by the sustainability of the project. A cost-benefit analysis determines the LEED level desired and even if LEED is not pursued, the design is made as sustainable as possible.
KGP’s are devleoped using the latest cutting edge software incluing BIM, Autodesk Revit, Rhino, Grasshopper, Algorithms, VR, etc.