Responding to the Land: Mayakobá

Responding to the Land: Mayakobá The Challenge Sitting on 1,600 acres of ecologically-valued land, the Mayakobá resort destination required innovative planning strategies that focused on a more sustainable design approach as compared to much of what was being developed along the Cancun shoreline. In order to create a successful tourism destination that complied with the Read More

Performance-Based Design Approach

Performance-Based Design Approach “With rising expectations to design sustainable, yet economically viable projects, our performance-based thinking recognizes the interdependence of human activities, natural systems and environmentally healthy outcomes. Our goal is to encourage an evolution in thought by creating and collecting measurable data and predictable outcomes to help guide the functional aspects of master planning Read More

Go With The Flow: Valletta Waterfront

Go With The Flow: Valletta Waterfront The Challenge At the front door of Valletta, the capital of Malta and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta Waterfront represents the epicenter of Malta's maritime activity. The historic site dates back to the late 1500’s with majestic Bastion walls that today provide a distinctive backdrop. During World War Read More

Naturalizing History: Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco

Naturalizing History: Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco The Challenge Encompassing 4,600 acres of countryside in the heart of Brunello winemaking region, the 800-year-old Castiglion Del Bosco Estate is one of Tuscany’s largest and oldest contiguous estates. In 1996 The Val d’Orcia Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park, which encompasses Castiglion del Bosco, was developed, designating the area Read More