As America’s premier biophilic design consultancy, we felt called to the challenging yet rewarding work of building community capacity inside of our unique pre-design process. This work is achieved through strengthening local ecosystems that are made up of individuals as well as institutions that harbor a deep commitment to cultural landscape preservation. Our work begins with the programming and promotion of pre-existing community assets; highlighting intrinsic value in a way that makes local artists, entrepreneurs, merchants and non-profits visible to those large institutions and international brands that have a genuine interest in deep, sustained, social as well as economic impact.
In this way we are able to promote ‘wholistic sustainability’ as a best practice.
Over the years we have had the honor of working closely with local communities of thought-leaders to reinvigorate dialogue that centers the need for curated safe spaces for cultural exchange, the preservation of cultural landscapes, ecotourism, youth environmental design education, economic development without displacement, fine art, classical music, the promotion of self-directed education and more. Our membership packages represent the final phase in our pre-design work.