What is Master Planning?
Master Planning is site planning
and a great amount of other things for large and complex projects.
They can be multiple housing projects for thousands of homes,
industrial projects for factory complexes, commercial projects
such as shopping centers, trailer parks or condo's at the ocean
with a golf course.
What is the purpose
of Master Planning? One purpose
of the Mater Plan is to set the parameters and develop in detail,
conclusions with a goal toward the orderly implementation of
the entire project as they relate to the site in its natural
condition. Another goal is to provide data that can be used for
design input and conclusions throughout the planning and implementation
of the project . This should allow financial planning and cash
flow to take place based upon a sound knowledge of the physical
and construction capabilities of the site, thus insuring proper
environmental and financial control. The last goal should be
sustainability of the project. The design should aid and nourish,
providing support, strength and endurance for the Master Plan.
Who does the Master Planner
interface with? A normal part
of the project implementation is interfacing with Owners, Developers,
Contractors, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Environmental
Planners, Landscape Architects, Hydrologists, Civil Engineers,
Community Officials, State Officials and Federal Government Officials.
What areas of a project
site is Master Planning concerned with? Master
Planning is concerned with many areas of a project site including
Existing Conditions and Vegetation.
Depth to bedrock.
Open Space & Recreation.
Electricity & Natural Gas.
Telephone and Cable TV.
Space Planning Requirements.
Rockefeller Family, North Tarrytown,
Westchester, N.Y. (Various Landscaping projects all over the
property while working for landscape architect, A.E. Bye).
Woolworth Family, Kennebunkport Maine.
(Project designer with other architects and landscape architects
of all Landscaping and exterior lighting while working for landscape
architect, A.E. Bye).
Town of Pelham Manor, N.Y. (Project
designer with other architects and landscape architects for waterfront
public park conversion from a former town dump. This is located
next to the N.Y. Athletic Club property while working for landscape
architect, A.E. Bye).
Gaines Farms Horse Ranch, Louisville,
Kentucky (Project architect with landscape architects for the
on-going maintenance and design of new facilities at a world
famous horse breeding farm, while working for landscape architect,
Nelson Rockefeller, West Texas. (Project
designer with another architect of 7,000 acre animal preserve,
retreat and private home with all roads, building complexes and
a private air strip - with Peter Ogden, Architect).
Community Center, Waterbury, Conn.
(Associate architect for the study of a 5 story Regional Black
Community Center in a renovated shoe factory, four stories of
about 75,000 S.F. - with CODA architects).
Town Plan, Pound Ridge, N.Y. (Associate
architect and co-author for the town plan, based upon ecology,
funded by "PRUP", Pound Ridge United for Planning.)
(The citizens of Pound Ridge) and CODA architects.
Land Use Through Ecology, A Case Study
of Pound Ridge, N.Y. (Associate architect and co-author) (funded
by "PRUP".) and CODA architects.
Common Urban Household, Urban Design
Technique Complementing Natural Environment, Economic and Legislative
Measures for Medium Size Towns in New York State. (Associate
architect in a study done at Newburgh, N Y. to determine the
impact of Stewart Air force Base in becoming the fourth New York
City airport. This study won the Arnold W. Brunner Award from
the New York City Chapter of the A.I.A.) with CODA architects.
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven,
N.Y. (Chief planner/designer for the revision of the master plan
of a 6,500 acre Federal Government science laboratory, consisting
of an analysis of site development and the facilities utilization
plan. This planning provided BNL's long range re-vitalization,
incorporating the existing constraints and extending the concepts
developed in the planning analysis so they could extent well
beyond the year 2,010 - with Max Urbahn, FAIA.)
Basic Utility Airport Feasibility
Site Selection Study, Brookhaven, N.Y. (Project manager to locate
site for small airport within county of Brookhaven and establish
costs to purchase and develop land - with Max Urbahn, FAIA.)
Building Analysis report for 45 West
18th Street, N.Y. (Project manager to convert building to commercial
space and attract tenant to rent building. - with Urbahn, Lynn
Ottare Development, Columbia, North
Carolina. (Project designer of a 6,000 acre heavy industry manufacturing
park -with Maitland Strauss Architects).
Prestwick, Hendricks County, Indiana.
Planned Unit Development Company. (Project architect for planning
3,300 homes in 12 phases with Townhouse Deluxe, Townhouse Economy,
Patio, Zero Lot Line, Single Family Clustered, and Single Family
Lots. Located on 650 acres, with 292 in open space, 313 in residential,
34 in commercial and 11 in utility -with Maitland Strauss Architects).
Country Communities Inc., Butler County,
Ohio. (Project architect for planning of 7,177 dwellings units
located on 826 acres. 478 acres in residential, 288 acres in
open space and 60 acres in commercial -with Maitland Strauss
Keystone at the Crossing, Indianapolis,
Indiana. (Project architect for a major regional 285 acre shopping
center with 105 acres of retail, 24 acres of attached, single
and multi-family housing, and 156 acres of open space -with Maitland
Maplebrook Townhouses, Yorktown, N.Y.
(Project manager, 50 Condo units -with another architect--Maitland