PLAT Studio prides itself on maintaining a close relationship with clients through all phases of a project. We work together in order to align our project vision and design with the needs of clients and customers and with the constraints of reality.
Ingrained in the company culture is also a desire to foster synergistic energy between our office and our many collaborators. Intensive, thoughtful design sessions are not restricted to internal meetings but often involve working intimately with collaborators from schematic to detail design. PLAT Studio’s diverse expertise and experience in creating a variety of spaces around the world has allowed us to create with our clients and collaborators spaces of timeless beauty.
Progressive Innovation Based on Research and the Design Process:
Our high-performance landscapes that redefine site limitations are a result of a rigourous research and design process that involve multiple levels of research into the site’s existing system and prototyping of landscape and built elements.
Synthesis of Systems (System-thinking): Rather than thinking about the landscape as its own, self-sustaining system, we recognize that it is an active component in the environmental, urban, economic, and social fabric. We consider and negotiate with all components to give readability to the urban fabric and to build a sustainable infrastructure. We accomplish this by working closely with our clients and collaborators to identify the site’s limitations, to establish potential solutions, and to bring those solutions into reality across all scales.
By thinking about our built landscape as a synthesis of systems, we desire to position the landscape as a framework for positive growth. We understand the economy, architecture, infrastructure, government, social fabric, structure, and environment of the site through research and put our designs through a rigourous design process to ensure that the landscapes we design are progressively innovative and support flexibility in future growth.
As landscape architects, urban designers, and architects, we believe that a powerfully constructed landscape has the potential to knit together otherwise incongruent land uses, socially disparate communities, and underutilized ecological systems. It is a powerful tool vital to the health of our economic, social, and environmental future.
Blue Kunshan: A Livable Innovation District
ASLA–NCC Merit Award in Urban Design
Kunshan Forest Park West Entry
ASLA–NCC Honor Award in Design: Parks, Recreation, Trails and Open Space
Kunshan Miaojing River Corridor
ASLA–NCC Award of Excellence in Research, Planning, Analysis and Communication
Yi Ou Lai Shanghai Village
ICSC 2017 Gold Award for Design and Development Excellence in the category of New Developments in China
Pengbu Central Commons
Best Sample Area, Vanke Shanghai Region