A masterplan is a document that outlines a vision or strategic framework for the development of a site or precinct. Masterplans can range in scale from single large sites, to entire new neighbourhoods and university campuses, to town centres and infill developments. Effective masterplans recognise that successful places are a result of effectively integrating the public and private domain, how one arrives and moves though a place and the physical and social context of the place. Generally, masterplans identify the type of development desired and how development and change will be coordinated so that the existing place and the new can work more effectively to support vibrant and attractive places.
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 both in the short term and long term.
At Studio GL our skilled team have prepared masterplans for over 20 years on behalf of both private and government clients, 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 and computer modelling, before finally explaining the vision though detailed technical documentation and high-quality graphics.