A masterplan is a vision for the strategic development of a site or precinct that ranges in scale from new neighbourhoods and university campuses to town centres and infill developments. Effective masterplans recognise that successful places are a result of the public and private domain, how one arrives and moves though a place and its physical and social context. Generally they identify the type of development desired and how development and change will be coordinated so that the existing and the new work more effectively together to create a vibrant and attractive place.
Most importantly long-term masterplans recognise that time is a critical element in the realisation of a masterplan. They build upon the history and heritage of the place and identify a strategy for implementation over the long term.
At Studio GL our skilled team have prepared masterplans for well over 15 years on behalf of private and government clients both in Australia and in the UK. Our team are specialists in developing and refining masterplans. Our process is iterative, based on detailed analysis of the context then exploring options through workshops, sketches, diagrams, hand drawing, computer modelling before finally explaining the vision though detailed technical documentation and high quality graphics.