A comprehensive and innovative urban design studio, ready to collaborate.
The B&A Design Studio is a leading, international, and stand-alone design group that is integrated within our firm's full range of knowledge and expertise. Our hands-on, collaborative studio specializes in innovative projects for sensitive sites: from large-scale masterplans to urban pocket spaces.
Our practice is founded on functional, sustainable, contemporary urban design. Our core design competency focuses on the design and implementation of mixed- use, walkable, urban, and rural places that build value through timeless principles of placemaking. With these principles integrated throughout our practice, design is delivered through our dedicated Design Studio.
The design and visioning of dynamic walkable mixed-use centres ranging from existing downtowns to new village and neighbourhood centres. Our design process ties building design, public space, and street design into a cohesive vision that creates valuable outdoor rooms and unique places while maintaining flexibility and a focus on implementation.
Rooted with time-tested principles of neighborhood design, walkable villages, towns, and neighbourhoods feature a strong identifiable centre, a diversity of land uses, a variety of vibrant public spaces, and strong connectivity throughout.
Great neighbourhoods are created by great streets and public spaces, shaped by active buildings. We work with stakeholders to build visions for great streets and corridors through attention to network, street design, and the character of specifications of streetscape elements. Neighbourhoods are also served by larger civic centres, parks, natural areas, and recreation areas. Our design process focuses on the design of these individual elements, that together build great neighbourhoods, towns, and cities.