LeCraw’s integrated design practice is built on the philosophy that land is a precious, finite resource and therefore its inherent value must be maximized to the fullest potential for the good of the owner, community, and the environment. Balancing the often competing interests and needs of each requires broad experience and deep expertise. For each assignment, LeCraw leadership assembles a team capable of creating unique, yet practical, solutions that address issues and opportunities likely to be encountered during the planning and design process.
Our planning approach is built upon a systematic understanding of the physical, political and cultural systems and context for each assignment. We do this through structured outreach, critical analysis, iterative communication, and design thinking. It means distilling and prioritizing often competing information in real time. Straightforward and direct, our process is organized around six phases: Discover, Analyze, Create, Refine, Document, and Execute. Each phase builds upon the previous with success enabled by robust client and stakeholder engagement, as needed, to ensure critical buy-in and timely approvals. Following is an overview of the phases and associated tasks: