Sustainable Development

Values

Humility : It’s not about us. It’s about our clients, and about their BIG IDEAS. We strive for simplicity, virtue and service to the greater good. Egos and preconceptions are parked at the door. Mostly, there is nothing to park. Ditto for our ‘friendly consultants’/team members that we work with!!

Idealism : We are ambitious. We aim high, we see far, and we believe that the best ideas deserve to be made real. Our partners help us aim higher and see farther. We strive for optimism and radical ideas. Our process is dynamic. We innovate together.

Realism : We get things done. We know the road and its chaotic twists and turns. We have deep expertise in making unusual projects work. We strive for the factual and the authentic. We are committed to our process because it’s what works. Collaboration and teamwork are necessary for project success.

Inclusion : We know how to listen, and listen creatively. Everyone has great ideas, and everyone wants a more beautiful world. We strive for relationship and affinity. We’re all in this together. Everyone deserves respect. Everything, too. Everyone comes along. Nothing should be left behind.

Creative listening

We believe deep down in the Integrated Design Process.

IDP is a co-design method based on the principle of creative listening. It allows us to understand all the visions and expectations of our clients, communities, partners and stakeholders through honest and constructive exchanges. These exchanges take the form of unifying, inclusive and participative workshops.

Communication is a cruital element. Exchanges then feed deep reflections on the interactions, impacts and opportunities within the project, between program, natural systems, project economics, urban context and basic human needs. Love, family, home, togetherness, sharing, dialogue, learning, pride, and a united community are essential.

All this guarantees the design of an innovative, culturally informed project, developed together, and therefore directly in line with your expectations.