As designers and planners, our design process begins by learning and analyzing the physical aspects of the land – it’s topography, water edges, views, aspect, natural habitat etc., as well as its cultural history; First Nations, European settlements, family farms and ranches and community aspirations etc. Through this kind of extensive research, we can begin to answer the question ‘what is inherently unique about a place?’.
Our team were excited to apply this process to one of our new projects – Tranquille Master Plan, a waterfront development in Kamloops. Through our research we unearthed many interesting facts including photographs and plans showing Tranquille’s rich history.
Here are some of our findings: