DO creates public buildings which reflect community image and aspirations to visitors, but more importantly, to residents themselves. Frequently, economic development decisions are based on quality of life issues. A key component is the built environment and community visual character. Through facilities and buildings, “sense of community” can be reinforced, communicating qualitative expectations to those that seek to invest.
Today, resources are more limited than ever. It is critical that communities receive the best investment value, initially and through the life cycles of their buildings. Our process-driven delivery system is based in listening to community stakeholders and clearly determining present and future needs while creating consensus to meet goals. We recognize that the public environment is used by all, and should be accessible, safe, healthy and sustainable.