WITH TEAMS TAILORED IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO SPECIFIC PROJECT REQUIREMENTS, THE MCWALTERS COLLABORATIVE ENGAGES WITH EACH CLIENT TO EXPLORE AND TO DISCOVER DESIGN SOLUTIONS THAT SUCCESSFULLY ADDRESS PROJECT ISSUES AND CHALLENGES HOLISTICALLY.

OUR PROCESS BEGINS WITH CLEARLY DEFINING CLIENT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, FROM A MACRO PERSPECTIVE. WE CONTINUE WITH AN EXPLORATION OF IDEAS AND CONCEPTS AT VARYING SCALES IN ORDER TO DEVELOP THE MOST VIABLE, APPROPRIATE AND PLEASING DESIGN SOLUTION. CLIENTS ARE INVOLVED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, WITH A DIALOG FOCUSED ON RAISING ISSUES, SHARING IDEAS, LEARNING FROM ONE ANOTHER AND CREATING A CONTEXT FOR A DESIGN SOLUTION TO EMERGE. THE PROCESS CAN BE DESCRIBED AS:

    • EXPLORATION – CREATION AND INTERPRETATION OF IDEAS AND CONCEPTS
    • EXPERIMENTATION – INTEGRATION AND APPLICATION OF BEST IDEAS
    • IMPLEMENTATION – DEVELOPMENT, EXECUTION AND COORDINATION OF THOSE IDEAS INTO BUILT FORM.

THE MCWALTERS COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO THE DESIGN PROCESS STEMS FROM OUR BELIEF THAT SUCCESSFUL DESIGN SOLUTIONS MUST INTEGRATE TWO PERSPECTIVES – FROM THE INSIDE-OUT AND FROM THE OUTSIDE-IN. BY UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE AND IMPACT THAT ONE HAS UPON THE OTHER – AND SEAMLESSLY INCORPORATING AESTHETIC, TECHNICAL AND OPERATIONAL COMPONENTS – THE MCWALTERS COLLABORATIVE TEAM DEVELOPS THE RIGHT SOLUTIONS FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.

 
 


"ARCHITECTURE BEGINS WHEN YOU CAREFULLY PUT TWO BRICKS TOGETHER. THERE IT BEGINS."

- LUDWIG MEIS VAN DER ROHE