Technology can help people make better decisions. Our powerful design thinking tools enable our teams to gain insight and quickly iterate on potential solutions to optimize design outcomes and performance.
Data & Design Tools
Informed design is better design. Our team, comprised of designers, planners, data scientists, and software developers, uses data and technology to ask smarter questions and reveal deeper insights. This specialist team works at the intersection of research & development, analysis, innovation, and professional practice to empower strategic design. Our offerings, include: Design Thinking Tools, Community Engagement, What-if Modeling, and Data Visualization and Storytelling.
We connect with stakeholders through many means, and intuitive digital engagement tools are fast-becoming one of the most powerful ways to uncover new insights and reach broader audiences.
Supporting more informed dialogue around potential planning and design directions, we create detailed views into future scenarios through modeling building performance, growth projection, spatial planning implications, financial and scheduling trade-offs, and more.
To facilitate better understanding of data and insights among diverse stakeholders, we create intuitive data visualizations and story-telling platforms that are interactive and easy to understand
In the midst of the complex societal issue of homelessness, urban parks can often be the visible and symbolic front line.
Using technology to help clients understand the intricacies and features of a design
Parametric design saved countless hours and revealed innumerable possibilities for generating the unique line patterns at Akamai Technologies' Kendall Square HQ
A research paper by Youngjin Lee, AIA, LEED® AP and Bomin Kim, AIA CPHC, has been published in an international blind peer-review journal, Advances in Computational Design. The paper, “Genetic Algorithms for Balancing Multiple Variables in Design Practice,” examines computational practices that allow designers to consider multiple variables at once
Virtual Reality offers Boston an interactive vision of the new Boston City Hall Plaza, gives clients insight into new arts and dining facilities
Tyler Patrick discusses space planning at Emory University at the annual meeting of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
In a time when we can assemble and analyze vast quantities of incidental data, it seems that "surplus" often supplants "necessity" as the "mother of invention."
A discussion with the Urban Land Institute about weaving data, virtual reality, and analytical tools into all stages of design and development.
An interview with Sasaki principals Vinicius Gorgati, AIA, LEED® AP, Tyler Patrick, AICP, and Ken Goulding
Sasaki delivers a full, 360-degree campus master plan experience via a hyper-customized presentation approach
Detailing the story of our discovery process and how we arrived at the recommendations for Rutgers 2030
A discussion with one of our in-house software developers
An exploratory visualization of corridors throughout the United States named after the late civil rights leader, this research project looks at data on how the neighborhoods surrounding MLK corridors compare to the larger metropolitan region, across dimensions of race, income and education, and urban development