Place-based research focuses on understanding the unique setting, knowledge profile and culture of a place.  We combine quantitative and qualitative research approaches to flesh out the stories of a place, informing new ideas about how to optimize assets, strengthen networks, and cross-pollinate ideas.  We can:

  • Undertake archival research
  • Develop resource inventories, architectural history, and regulatory analysis to inform adaptive use and infill development
  • Interview stakeholders, understand and map their values
  • Provide insight on a location's knowledge profile and other building blocks of innovation
  • Analyze demographic trends
  • Identify sustainability objectives, and evaluate the suitability of LEED and other standards for a project