CDM provides the initial design concept Masterplans & Architecture to determine project feasibility for Pro Forma Economics, Entitlements & Community acceptance.

How Can Collaboration Save Time and Money?

There are two main advantages to working in the context of a Charrette.  Collaboration: Rather than the traditional method of […]

4 Dilemmas of Development

Public and private developers often find that community organizations, citizens and special interest groups are well informed and active, and […]

Tips for successful charrette design and planning

8 Tips for a Successful Charrette A charrette creates an environment of collaboration and consensus to develop an approved land […]

How to Get Your Project Going in 3 Easy Steps

1. Listen        2. Brianstorm   3. Draw Fast … and Listen Again! The design charrette creates an environment of collaboration and seeks […]


Fairhaven Highlands PDF

Fairhaven Highlands – casestudy Working with the opposition to find a solution.

Blaine Water Treatment Facility PDF:

Blaine Waterfront – Layout Winning unanimous approval for a project.

“Building owners, architects, and engineers can use the collaborative planning workshop process to save time and money by identifying and solving design problems before design and construction begin. A charrette is an intensive workshop in which various stakeholders and experts are brought together to address a particular design project.”

--U.S. Department of Transportation