As many communities increasingly seem to look more and more
alike, the tool of urban design is becoming more timely. Many cities are wondering what they can do to make new development
"fit in" and strengthen community identity.
Collins & Schoettler can tailor an urban design plan to ensure new development will respect architectural styles and materials
that are traditional to your town and the region.
An important part of the urban design process is public education. Many people know what
"looks and feels good" but very few can articulate those feelings. Through public workshops, Collins &
Schoettler can educate your elected and appointed officials, staff and the general public about the nuts and bolts of urban design.
We can help you to discover and define your community's design vocabulary and formulate new design
standards that will produce a landscape that respects local identity while building the local economy.