We talk a lot about interdisciplinary collaboration. And truthfully, so do many other firms. But at Sasaki, it's more than a buzzword; it's at the core of what we do.
Our current work in Alachua County in north central Florida is a prime example. Our client, Plum Creek, the largest private landowner in the nation, has big ideas for their holdings in Alachua County. Developed through a community-driven planning process, Envision Alachua is the award-winning plan that will bring the vision to fruition. Institutional-public-private partnerships, mixed land use opportunities, and sustainable development will create a unique 21st century agri-technology research and development community that will attract a new generation of employers to the region.
Like the majority of our projects, Envision Alachua has a dedicated interdisciplinary design team. But in order to capture the full breadth and depth of the vision, the team invited the entire firm to contribute, generating layers of innovative planning and design solutions for Envision Alachua with all disciplines—planning, urban design, landscape, architecture, ecology, economics, and politics.
We created a dedicated space to facilitate this hyper-collaboration, where, over the course of a week, the grand vision of Envision Alachua became increasingly defined and—most importantly—attainable.
We're delighted to share a slice of our process in this short video!