Approach

 

APPROACH


Our design approach is to expose and reveal the multiple physical, social, cultural, and technical strata intersecting a project site. Fundamental to this is the exploration of the dynamic between art and science. MFLA's core planning and design principles are developed for each project regardless of scale, program, or scope.  


CORE PLANNING AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES:

DEFINING ISSUES + RESPONSIBILITIES The best design solutions are often found within the problem. MFLA comprehensively defines criteria and parameters for a successful project while working closely with the project team, clients, city agencies, and key community stakeholders. 

DEFINING ISSUES + RESPONSIBILITIES

The best design solutions are often found within the problem. MFLA comprehensively defines criteria and parameters for a successful project while working closely with the project team, clients, city agencies, and key community stakeholders. 

TRANSFORMING THE DAY-TO-DAY Achieving identifiable, visually compelling, authentic design is critical to any project. MFLA is preoccupied with the design and realization of a project that has presence and spatial choreography, giving users comfortable choices for active or passive participation in the use of exterior spaces.

TRANSFORMING THE DAY-TO-DAY

Achieving identifiable, visually compelling, authentic design is critical to any project. MFLA is preoccupied with the design and realization of a project that has presence and spatial choreography, giving users comfortable choices for active or passive participation in the use of exterior spaces.

TAKING THE LONG VIEW With a focus on sustainability, MFLA incorporates a basis of green landscape infrastructures in the form of sculpted and artistic streets, parks, plazas, and campuses which offer compelling public and private environments designed to facilitate social equity, smart transit, stormwater management, and regenerated biological systems that improve environmental quality. We bring these same principles and technologies to all of our projects.  

TAKING THE LONG VIEW

With a focus on sustainability, MFLA incorporates a basis of green landscape infrastructures in the form of sculpted and artistic streets, parks, plazas, and campuses which offer compelling public and private environments designed to facilitate social equity, smart transit, stormwater management, and regenerated biological systems that improve environmental quality. We bring these same principles and technologies to all of our projects.  

BALANCING FUNCTION + EXPERIMENTATION Projects are more compelling and vital if they have unique and authentic identities. MFLA advocates an 'art advantage' into design collaborations that explores a project as an artistic venture in form and spatial organization.  

BALANCING FUNCTION + EXPERIMENTATION

Projects are more compelling and vital if they have unique and authentic identities. MFLA advocates an 'art advantage' into design collaborations that explores a project as an artistic venture in form and spatial organization.