WMF initiates the design process with information gathering through discussion, observation, and research. This identifies the key benchmarks of a project: the biggest challenges, expected outcomes, and solutions with the greatest potential. We add the experience and expertise of our Construction Management Practice, integrating cost and schedule data points to our database, to focus decisions on project-specific information culminating in Information Driven Design. The application of informed decisions begins with analysis and implementation which influence solutions as information transforms into spaces, volumes and materials.
Regardless of the building type, interior spaces must be designed for the users living and working within these environments. Interior performance can be measured in human and organizational terms; higher productivity, greater creativity and innovation, increased revenues or patronage, ease of access and enhanced wayfinding. An interior’s effect means designing not just for visual impact, but also for health, comfort, flexibility and ease of use.
At Weber Murphy Fox we recognize the power of a well-designed interior. Our designers work collaboratively and strategically to deliver innovation, quality and sustainable performance. We understand that the interior spaces help to define the organization’s brand and culture.
Planning and Landscape Architecture
At Weber Murphy Fox our landscape architects play an integral role as part of our project teams, deriving immeasurable passion from the sites they plan and the landscapes they design. Combining plant expertise and spatial acuity with a deep appreciation of localized surroundings and history, our landscape architects function in concert within the design team to synthesize buildings with their sites.
Information gathering is as important to landscape design as it is to building design. The fundamental concept of landscape design is problem solving using horticultural science, artful composition, and spatial organization to create attractive and functional outdoor spaces and circulation for different uses. Integrating visual qualities with sustainable practices are reflected in the firm’s designs.
WMF offers Construction Management as an extension of the role of Architect by replacing site supervisory roles traditionally provided by general contractors. Project delivery and construction are treated as professional services, managing all steps and costs with complete transparency, and guiding clients through a lean process where decisions are made within the context of the Owner’s goals and priorities.