Urban Design

Designing great places to live, work and play

Future focused

Our newest discipline, CivilPlan now has urban design and master planning services for various scales of urban and rural development projects, providing architectural designs for apartment buildings, terraced and detached houses, as well as providing strategic policy planning advice.

Master Planning

CivilPlan works at all scales of the urban environment, ranging from:

  • Regional spatial and structure planning
  • Neighbourhood planning and design
  • Land subdivision and street network planning and design
  • Town centre planning and design
  • Planning and design of street hierarchy, network, general arrangement and cross-section
  • Multi-unit residential building design, i.e. detached and terraced houses as well as apartment buildings.

Bulk and Location Studies

Our bulk and location study service covers various types of projects, such as:

  • High-level structure planning and neighbourhood master planning for large scale development
  • Conceptual subdivision design including lot layout and street network
  • Conceptual designs of site layout and floor plans for single family dwellings, such as terraced, semi-detached and detached houses
  • Conceptual designs for retail, mixed use and apartment buildings
  • Neighbourhood land development strategy, e.g. density and building typology analysis and visualisation, open space and street network analyses.

Design Review and Urban Design Assessment

Our design review services include:

  • Providing on-going design advice and interpretation of planning provisions
  • Identifying potential urban design issues and finding design solutions to accelerate consenting processes
  • Providing written urban design assessment reports to support resource consent applications
  • Developing design guidelines for streets and buildings as part of an RMA plan change, a subdivision resource consent application or various types of land developments.

Urban Design team members

Jimmy has over 10 years experience in the private, public and education sectors in New Zealand and Singapore. His experience includes urban design and master planning services , architectural designs for residential developments, and providing planning policy advice.

MUrbDes (Hons), BPlan (Hons)

Jimmy Zhuang

POSITION: Urban Design Team Leader
TEAM: Urban Design

Frequently asked questions

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