About

About us

About us
The Place Dynamix team

Place Dynamix is a specialist consultancy providing planning, design, landscape and other services with the objective of creating great places and lasting value.

We are primarily concerned with the creation of sustainable and memorable places from a user-focused approach and the focus of our work uses methodologies and other techniques from a wide range of disciplines to inform the creative process of making unique and successful places.

Melbourne skyline Place Dynamix is passionate about cities. We believe in the massive economic, social and environmental benefits of well-designed cities that have places which are sustainable, memorable and distinctive.

Our directors have worked in over 47 countries and have skills and qualifications in urban planning, real estate, urban design, landscape, environment, architecture and urban regeneration.

Working at all scales, place dynamix is involved in national and regional studies, cities and towns, urban renewal, street design, master planning of districts and new urban neighbourhoods, resorts, destinations, visitor attractions and other tourist places.

We recognise the critical importance of mixed-use and transportation links and have substantial experience of transit-oriented development. We have extensive international experience in creating thriving, vibrant and stimulating places for people to live, work and visit.

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Our approach

Our approach
The Place Dynamix approach

The place dynamix approach is based upon understanding places through their use, creation and management. Crossing traditional profession based services, place dynamix focuses upon adding sustainable value to development.

Whilst traditional profession-based approaches (landscape design, town planning, architecture, urban design or engineering) can create winning designs or even technical brilliance there is no guarantee of long term value.

The place dynamix approach puts consumers (users) at the centre of the dynamic and recognises the vital importance of their interaction and response in optimising the richness of places over time. Dynamic places should create more value than a single generation can enjoy.

Consumer user studies demonstrate the significant added value of creating memorable places and real estate studies demonstrate the increased property values available from places that have uniquely strong identity and amenity.

The place dynamix methodology provides a four dimensional (4-D) approach that deals in time and space. Our services include four key processes:

  • Diagnostics: understanding how existing places work, problems, constraints and other symptoms of underperforming places, peer review of plan proposals, strategic and detailed assessment of built and virtual (to be built) ensembles in order to optimise place value.
  • Definition: describing place identity and place attributes, along with design briefing, actions and management plans and other requirements to define the intended place identity amongst owners, stakeholders and providers.
  • Design: achieving dynamic places using design and planning as tools for the realisation of a uniquely defined identity. This includes the integration of distinctive and iconic architecture and other elements at all scales. We assist in managing and facilitating design charrettes as well as primary contributions to the design and production process through our urban design, landscape, planning and environmental design and graphics services.
  • Delivery: built solutions, place management processes, marketing and promotion, event management and a wide range of solutions including training and capacity building for the delivery of places over time.
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