Community engagement is key to a successful project. We cannot design in a vacuum. Our projects need to consider how people will use the designed space. The community may have certain needs that might not be addressed without an opportunity for engagement and an open dialogue.
Seeing the client become excited about our design and the future possibilities for their site was extremely rewarding. Having the chance to give a client a new perspective on their site is a great feeling. The extra bonus was being able to incorporate some green stormwater infrastructure into a new design for the facade and seeing the client go from skepticism about GSI to being excited about it's potential!