JMGartly Design Studio Inc.
The firm has a diverse and strong understanding of the design process and its usage in problem-solving architectural, urban planning and heritage issues to achieve successful vibrant communities. Each project is managed from beginning to end in a comprehensive and integrated manner.
"Achieving project solutions and designs is not a linear process. We see this is a good thing as it ultimately allows back and forth with the client, community or user groups and professional teams to be creative, explore ideas, and refine those ideas into a final design. Ultimately this team effort and process achieves the best plan with the best stories to inspire and stimulate its realization.”
A COMPREHENSIVE AND INTEGRATED SCOPE OF SERVICES
- The history of a site/place and its context is fully researched and understood to ensure a project’s success and contribution to a community and city.
- In-depth analysis of a site/place is ensured as foundational to the schematic concepts that are further evolved into a final design.
- The design ideas are comprehensively detailed with consideration of the tools needed to implement the design.
- A project is taken from a vision in the form of policy or action plan to the many overlapping implementation tool considerations of achieving the policies over time.
- Preparation of heritage processes, strategies, and implementation tools for Municipalities and Heritage Advisory Boards
- Heritage Building Reviews/Comments for redevelopment and intervention of historic buildings
- Architectural and urban design guidelines, policy and land use plans for the revitalization and redevelopment of Main Streets and Historic Districts/Areas
- Heritage Building Conservation including site visits, photo documentation, and recommendations for the maintenance and conservation of historic resources
- Historic Research and Documentation
- Building, Artifact and Cultural Landscape Evaluations
- Historic Grant Preparations and team building for a project
DOWNTOWN AND ESTABLISHED COMMUNITIES
- Preparation of Policy Plans: Vision through Implementation Strategies for Downtown Redevelopment Plans and Established Community Area Redevelopment Plans/Local Area Plans
- Project Management of Pilot Redevelopment Projects
- Coordination of Business Owners, Trades and Timeframes to successfully deliver the project
- Preparation of Design Guidelines and Implementation Tools to realize a Vision
- Historic Main Street and Urban Corridor Land Use and Master Plans
- Public Realm and Open Space Plans
URBAN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
- Master Planning for urban block sites, education and health care facilities and mixed-use sites
- Streetscape Design and integration with the built-form
- Architectural Interface Guidelines or Pattern Books
- Cultural and Historical Landscape Policy and Guidelines
- Riverfront/Waterfront Master Plans
- Historic Building Conservation Interventions
- Civic, Cultural and Institutional Facility Functional Programming
- Building renovations and additions
- Community Land Use Design Concepts
- Land Use and Concept Plan Approvals
- Land Use, Development and Building Permitting Process Guidance
- Project Management to deliver a project’s detailed scope with the client, users and consultants
- Strategically bring together a high-quality team of professionals to best achieve a project’s scope
- Prepare RFP’s, liaison with clients/users/consultants, the timeframes, and delivery of tasks through to the preparation of final reports and/or presentations to Boards, Planning Commissions and Councils
EDUCATION, CHARRETTES, STAKEHOLDER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- Project Manage Stakeholder & Community Engagement events
- Provide and deliver the Charrette methodology on all projects that warrant this form of project solution and short loop engagement
- Public Presentations as related a project’s scope, area of expertise for others professional development and advocacy (i.e. heritage and process learnings) and Master Plans