Design Methodology

Urban Green Design Ltd. takes a rigorous approach to its design methodology.  By keeping the process consistent, we have found that the most unique, innovative, sustainable, personalized, affordable, functional and durable projects can be achieved. 

We practice a holistic design philosophy.  Our universal approach to sustainability is an integral driver in the design process and an inherent element of the building aesthetic.  Ecological, Social and Economic sustainability are our three principal areas of development.

Ecological sustainability is achieved through a comprehensive LEED strategy, development of low energy consumption with the potential to be net-zero or carbon neutral and the restoration of natural habitat where feasible.  It also includes strategies for environmentally sensitive material usage, water efficiency and improved indoor air quality. 

Social sustainability is achieved through understanding the necessity of community interaction and a human scale relationship, and it seeks to enhance and enliven the local community.  Universal design strategies are also a driving force in social sustainability.   A final consideration of social sustainability is education of the end user.  Through education of the end user, a client can achieve a higher level of overall sustainability.

Economic sustainability is achieved through reduction of construction, operation and maintenance costs due to material durability, life cycle costing strategies and energy and water efficiencies as well as a flexibility and balance in the program that can create financial feasibility. 
Sunnyside Dog Park Master Plan
civic
Civic
Sunnyside Dog Park Master Plan
Lakefront Cottage Kitchen
Residential
Residential
Lakefront Cottage Kitchen
Conroy Alley Residential Development
Residential
Residential
Conroy Alley Residential Development
Noah’s House
Residential
Residential
Noah’s House
Arcadian Moon
Recreational
Recreational
Arcadian Moon
The Durham Home
Residential
Residential
The Durham Home
God’s Greater Glory Apostolic Church
Civic, Institutional
Civic
God’s Greater Glory Apostolic Church
Little Footprint Big Forest Cabin
Civic
Civic
Little Footprint Big Forest Cabin
Idle Hour Mid-Century Modern
Residential
Residential
Idle Hour Mid-Century Modern
Flinders Street Station
Civic
Civic
Flinders Street Station
Cincinnati Conceptual Transit Stop
Civic
Civic
Cincinnati Conceptual Transit Stop
21st Century Shotgun – NOLA LEED Home
Residential
Residential
21st Century Shotgun – NOLA LEED Home
Hampton Residential Remodel
Residential
Residential
Hampton Residential Remodel
Farfsing Remodel
Residential
Residential
Farfsing Remodel
Summit Residence & Master Plan
Residential
Residential
Summit Residence & Master Plan
Attainable Long Island
Residential
Residential
Attainable Long Island
Kansas City Multi Family Development
Residential
Residential
Kansas City Multi Family Development
Fort Meyers Performance Hall Concept
Civic
Civic
Fort Meyers Performance Hall Concept
Campbell Residential
Residential
Residential
Campbell Residential
Rio World Cup Culture Center
Civic
Civic
Rio World Cup Culture Center
Long Beach Mixed-Use
Civic
Civic
Long Beach Mixed-Use
Lakefront Cottage Bath
Residential
Residential
Lakefront Cottage Bath