Planning Services

Approach |
Design Process |
Design Philosophy |
Space Utilization Assessment |


tBP/Architecture has built a practice around the belief that the best ideas evolve from an interactive and engaging dialogue with the people who will function within the environments we are asked to program and design. It is the intrinsic cultural qualities of each project which will be utilized to create unique and specific environments that will raise the quality of learning for all students.

The process begins with learning, sharing, and understanding the existing parameters, challenges, vision and goals for your projects and your campus as a whole. tBP’s senior principals, designers, programmers, and planners will facilitate an Interactive Workshop approach. Administrators, instructors, staff, students and community members become engaged in the evolution of the program and design. Several options are developed and evaluated in the workshop which leads to a preferred option as determined by the project’s key stakeholders and approved by the Board.

The planning and programming will focus on the District’s vision, goals, contextual influences and parameters, programmatic needs, functionality efficiency, adaptability, maintenance and access, identity, and environmental sustainability. These key issues will be the foundation from which the project’s concept will grow.

Design Process

tBP/Architecture implements creative design and planning solutions utilizing the Interactive Workshop approach for the design of educational buildings. The District administration, faculty, staff, students and select community members, are key team members in the evolution of the design.

Through a series of concentrated work sessions, the Planning Team focuses on the District’s vision, goals and purpose of the facility. These Workshops are facilitated by tBP/Architecture’s senior principal, designers and planners. The design workshops become highly interactive information gathering and consensus building workshops which focus the decision-making process by:
• Defining the project goals, physical and environmental considerations and facility programs
• Identifying and prioritizing pertinent criteria
• Providing appropriate alternate solutions
• Implementing the solution that best satisfies the project goals

Design Philosophy

tBP/Architecture’s design philosophy grows out of a strong commitment to address the particular challenges of each individual project, each specific site, and each client and stakeholder. Regardless of the project challenge, size, complexities, new construction or modernization, tBP commits its creative energy solutions-based processes to reflect the specific needs of the school/client. The Client has a right to expect a building program that will support their functional requirements while:
• Addressing complex functional requirements to create efficient and supportive teaching and learning environments.
• Meeting the requirements of project scope, schedules and budget.
• Demonstrating responsible stewardship of the planet through sustainable design.

Space Utilization Assessment

Review campus space inventory report. Conduct onsite review of campus buildings, evaluate space use, strategically determine space category, and validate assignable square footage. Review findings with campus leadership. Enter updated space inventory into Fusion and file necessary reports.