Walter P Moore developed this master plan for the University of Texas Research Park.
By Heather B. Hayes
Walter P Moore
>> Master planning, sometimes called collaborative
community design, is a broad planning technique that considers the many social, economic and environmental consequences and long-term outcomes of a project.
>> Not all clients see the value of master planning. some
view it as an unnecessary upfront cost. But engineering firms are discovering that successful master plans can save clients time and money in long-term management and sustainability of a project.
In an age of budget constraints and sustainability, master planning creates opportunities for firms, long-term benefits for clients
hen Houston-based engineering firm Walter P Moore and Associates, Inc., began helping the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center develop its 116-acre south campus in 2004, team members employed an all-encompassing discipline known as master planning to ensure that each and every potential impact and outcome of the project were fully considered. It meant looking beyond the narrowly defined scope of the immediate plans to consider future ramifications and all potential stakeholders.
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>> the trend toward sustainable design is fueling
awareness of master planning as more clients express interest in the environmental impact of projects.
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