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Planning and Design

Planning is making the connection between buildings, social contexts, and their surrounding environments. It creates a structure to support long-term goals while addressing short-term objectives - serving as a bridge between the less reliable operational goals and the physical reality of the built environment.  

Architectural planning is the critical first step in IA's design process. It is the creation of a framework in which the whole project proceeds. It focuses on design features, improves communication, outlines goals, and allows for better coordination between teams. Planning considers the entire picture through detailed work. It includes determining the purpose of the structure, goals of the project, and other essential elements.

We specialize in master planning for projects of various types and sizes. Our planning efforts include residential communities, higher education campuses, healthcare campuses, corporate headquarters, retail centers, mixed-use projects, and sports complexes.

Our broad-based work provides you with an experienced team that can look beyond a traditional campus environment and offers innovative thinking based on today's commercial and residential settings. We see planning and design as exciting and critical because it creates a solution structure that supports and informs both short-term and long-term goals and objectives, creating the opportunity for innovative solutions that address multiple issues. 

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