principles

Window Design in London


Our work is informed by economic, social, environmental, and contextual factors. This simple framework of guiding principles allows us to focus on creative solutions.  The principles outlined below are guided by the values of the community.

We strive to incorporate these benchmarks in our work: 

  1. Create compact development patterns.  Provide density in appropriate locations to provide viable and sustainable commercial opportunities.
  2. Create connected communities. Plan towns and neighborhoods that provide connectivity, meaning there are many opportunities to walk and bike, there is convenient access to transit, and it is easy to get around without a car. 
  3. Plan for complete neighborhoods. Our planning solutions strive to provide all the needed daily uses, such as grocery, shops, restaurants, schools, and work in close proximity. As part of our complete neighborhood, the public realm-parks, plazas, streets, and greenways, are attractive, safe and well-used.
  4. Design neighborhoods that are distinct, memorable and inviting. There should be a distinct character that reflects the physical setting. The streets, buildings, and open space should come together to create a setting that is memorable and unique to the specific place.
  5. Plan inclusive communities.  Integrate a diversity of housing types and prices, employment and other uses to meet the needs of a diverse community. Every neighborhood should incorporate gathering spaces for interaction among residents, workers, and visitors.
© tpg 2016