In architecture, the master plan is an essential document that sets the project’s overall direction. This is a vital tool for us because the complex structures that we build require flawless planning.
Long before we start designing or renovating a building, we conduct analyses in collaboration with the client to fully understand the particularities of the project.
Creating a master plan means putting in place the necessary conditions to propose optimal floor plans. The purpose of this document is to plan how to best use the land and optimize the flow of people, merchandise and services at every step of the project’s development.
The master plan is based on a careful assessment of the site where the structure will be built. Existing facilities are studied in detail as part of this analysis: We assess the building’s condition, how it is used and how the space is set up, particularly the underused and vacant spaces. We also check the accuracy of the existing construction plans available, look for infrastructure weaknesses and evaluate site safety. All these data are then taken into consideration when developing the master plan.
A plan for the future
The master plan remains useful long after the building inauguration. It makes it possible to design infrastructure conducive to efficient and flexible growth, notably regarding future expansions. It results in defining the criteria that create solutions adapted to the client’s changing needs so that the project continues to form a cohesive whole in the long term.