Deer Park Alpha is a specialist urban design company working across the UK and Europe.
We help people and organisations who want an imaginative and personal service.
BOOKS & ARTICLES
Following the success of our book Where We Live: A Guidebook to Urban Design we can
offer clients our skills to write books or articles on urban design. An example of
this is a current commission by a global urban design consultancy for whom we are
writing a guide to the way they work. We can write specialist articles for the web,
journals and magazines.
Deer Park Alpha can produce strategic master-plans for urban areas: cities, towns,
developments or neighbourhoods. We believe that places work best when developed around
an adaptable development framework that makes charming and quality places to live.
We bring a unique approach to involving and engaging communities in consultation
events. We have experience of designing and running events in England and Wales.
We believe that the community have great ideas for where they live that when captured
professionally can ensure the design pays more than lip-service to their desires.
This ensures an easier ride for developers and local authorities through the planning
and design stages of a project.
Many buildings, campuses and places are difficult to find your way around. We have
specialist skills in observing and recording how places function and propose alternatives
to enhance movement and footfall. We are currently helping a large retail and leisure
destination to increase footfall with specially designed and located wayfinding devices.
A specialist assessment of a place to capture its distinctive features and atmosphere
is useful for local authorities and other organisations. It is often necessary to
have an informed record of the design, culture and historic attributes of a town,
village, street, conservation area or neighbourhood. With our expert knowledge, design
and writing skills we can produce Character Assessments that are meaningful and concise.