Architectural Planning

SITE PLANNING

 

Site planning in architecture, refers to the overall organization of the site elements and the building, with an understanding of the specific planned use. At the initial stages the process may even define the highest and best use for the site. The process involves the organization of land use, considering zoning, access, circulation, privacy, security, shelter, land drainage, noise, orientation to the sun, and other such factors. This is done by arranging the compositional elements of landform, planting, water, buildings, utilities, paving and building. Site planning generally begins by assessing a potential site for development through site analysis. Information about slope, soils, hydrology, vegetation, drainage, parcel ownership, orientation, etc. are assessed and documented. By determining areas that are poor for development (such as floodplain or steep slopes) and better for development, the architect can assess optimal location and design a structure that works within this space. The architect may employ a registered land surveyor, a structural engineer, and a civil engineer, to assess the site, and definitively develop solutions for the specific issues.

 

MASTER PLANNING Master Planning in architecture normally refers to the organization, just positioning, adjacencies, and relationships between multiple buildings that will be implemented over a period of years. Phasing of the buildings is commonly defined, and the master plan can therefore allow the long-term coordinated solution, yielding an integrated solution for the initial phases. 

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Sims Park

Overview: The city of New Port Richey commissioned JAHarchitects to propose a new master plan for Sims Park and La Hacienda hotel located on the eastern edge of downtown New Port Richey.

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Rivercrest

This community development expansion works around a previous project in which JAH proposed a community center adjacent to the Rivercrest community entrance. The expansion begins at the community center entrance, and radiates around a large pond, with  both family and adult-oriented pools facing each side of the water feature. Ammenities also include a recreation field with multiple athletic courts, A multistation  serenity garden which provides a sound buffer between the athletic feilds and the community center, and a boardwalk which wraps the master plan.

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Covington Park

JAHarchitects was commissioned by the Covington Park Community Development District to propose a 10-year growth-logic master plan for future expansion of community ammenities. The master plan included strategic planning for a substantial expansion of facilities, integration of utility and athletic fields, and integration of property woodlands west of the community center. JAH proposed a 2 story fitness center which wraps and encloses the expanded pool area, and creates a spatial definition of public ammenities, while maximizing available vistas.

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Wilderness Lake Preserve Spa Renovation

More information comming soon..

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Symphony Isles

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Drish Firing Range

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South Fork East

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Riverbend

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Hudson

More information comming soon..

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Additional Projects

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