Urban Design


ratio: provides a balanced, informed urban design view of the project and its context. Our services cover all stages of a project and is a bespoke process that meets our clients’ needs.

Preliminary Urban Design Assessments

Our preliminary urban design assessments are a valuable risk management tool, clarifying architectural character and context information to enable a positive application process. We can provide upfront advice before the design process commences, and feedback on schemes close to lodgement.

Urban Design Feasibility Studies

Utilising our planning & architectural experience, we assist with the decision of purchasing land for development or subdivision. We analyse the sites potential and report on the possible risks providing valuable information as part of the due diligence process of a project, or acquiring a property.

Planning Application Urban Design Reports

ratio: can prepare urban design and context reports to accompany planning permit applications for your development proposal. The urban design report provides comfort to Council that the project is a well-considered architectural / urban design outcome that appropriately responds with its context.

Masterplanning of residential subdivision

Our urban design team is highly experienced in preparing concept plans for land subdivision. A sustainable lot layout and well placed public facility is fundamental to a well-integrated and designed community. We also provide advice on estate design guidelines and the framework for home approvals.