We held a two day charrette for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community with Tribal Leaders, Administration and consultants which resulted in unanimous agreement for a Master Plan with Phase One, including a new hotel and casino expansion. Due to the collaborative involvement of all, construction started on a fast track basis four months later!
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Whatcom Hospice Foundation serves terminally ill people and their families in Northwest Washington State. They hosted a one day charrette with participation from hospital administrators, caregivers, fundraisers, contractors and architects to determine the scope of a program for the adaptive reuse of a former juvenile and community center, with the intention of transforming it into a caring Hospice Facility.
When Whatcom Hills Waldorf School in Bellingham, WA needed to expand, they had us host a two day charrette to create long range planning for school campus expansion. With teachers and parents jointly participating in the process, we designed the long range plan and the Phase One expansion for additional classrooms and recreation areas, reaching unanimous agreement on the design during the 2nd day charrette.
CDM facilitated stakeholder leaders, including government and private developers of the region for an all day charrette, to find a way to tie the region together with an overriding vision and planning goal.
In designing the Downtown Blaine Comprehensive Plan, we held a series of 3 in a row evening workshop charrettes with open public participation. In these charrettes we collaborated for unanimous design direction which we presented the 4th evening in association with the City of Blaine and the Washington Planning Department. New design standards for redevelopment were determined, including designs for buildings, viewscapes, pedestrian and vehicular ... more
New 50,000 sf work and live/work studios in a very sensitive community view shed area. Participants include community activists, development team, consultants, developers, realtors, etc. ... more
16 acres of historic, private property was acquired by The City of Bellingham Parks Department that provided critical connectivity to other trails and open space areas. Inspiration Point is part of the Woodstock Farm complex located at 1200 Chuckanut Drive, a country home estate created by Cyrus Gates, a prominent Fairhaven parks and public works leader and philanthropist. The overlook was built in the first ... more
The Carnoustie Neighborhood of Semiahmoo in Blaine, WA is one of beautiful landscape and gorgeous views. All interested parties wanted to preserve the natural beauty while creating a new development of single family homes. We directed a focus planning group charrette with neighbors, potential buyers, realtors and the development team. Together we collaborated on a design concept that met the needs of the market and ... more
Adaptive reuse charrette for an empty Home Base building and site. Redevelopment concepts mixed use commercial uses included, residential townhouses in the parking areas, small commercial, light industrial and self storage. 300,000 sf , Chang Development, Bellingham WA ... more