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Sam Dunlap's overview of Analyses and Assessment phase of the Design process

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<ul><li>1.Site Analysis &amp; AssessmentQuickTime and aTIFF (LZW) decompressor are neede d to see this picture.</li></ul> <p>2. Now that youre done with your goalsarticulation, you should have List of desired elements and species Problems, qualities, issues, likes Ideas for how to support and heal the land and surrounding ecosystems Design criteria to meet your values and goals A list of questions and topics to guide your analysis and assessment What do I need to know about the site to make these goals a reality? 3. Guidelines A&amp;A connects the goals to the site Its about patterns and relationships (remember: patterns to details) When we analyze, we break the site up into smaller, decipherable components so we can understand the relationships that exist between them The What? 4. When we assess, we assign valueAssessment The So What? What are the implications for design? 5. Bubble diagrams Fat markers, big movements (patterns) Circles and arrows Reasonably messy Words and pictures Qu ic kTime and a TIFF (Unco mpres sed ) d eco mpres sorare n eed ed to se e th is pi cture. 6. A&amp;A is a summary of the current realityIts ok to have design directions, but dontget lost in themNote them and return to the here and nowand the implications for design 7. Distinguish betweenobservations (factual, neutral)--&gt; interpretations (assigning valuebased on your background/perspectiveand your goals) 8. The Path Forward Start collecting info (maps, historical documents, soils info, climate data, legal info, info from neighbors and community) 9. Undirected observation andinterpretationNow that you have your goals, go backand notice what you noticeConnect back to your first impressionsCan incorporate sector and flow analysis,or these can be part of your thematicobservations 10. Thematic Observation Sector analysis Flow analysis Scale of Permanence 11. Scale of Permanence Climate Landform Water Legal Issues Access &amp; Circulation Vegetation &amp; Wildlife Microclimates Buildings &amp; Infrastructure Zones of Use Soil Aesthetics 12. Overlay for each aspect of the s.o.p.(except climate)The goals determine the question youare asking and what you are looking forS.O.P. guiding questionsUse words and pictures 13. Set time limits for each aspectHold back on design, were buildinmomentum hereIf you get stuck, return to the goalsOn each overlay: summarize the 3-5 mostimportant pointsA&amp;A Summary: summarize all the mostimportant data from all aspects of the s.o.p.onto one overlay, using words and pictures 14. Landform Qu ic kTime and a TIFF (Unco mpres sed ) d eco mpres sorare n eed ed to se e th i s pi cture. 15. WaterQu ic kTime and aTIFF (Unco mpres sed ) d eco mpres sor are n eed ed to se e th is pi cture. 16. Access &amp; circulationQ ic kTime and a uTIFF (Unco mpres sed ) d eco mpres sor are n eed ed to se e th is pi cture. 17. Vegetation &amp; wildlifeQu ic kTime and aTIFF (Unco mpres se d) d eco mpres so r are n eed ed to se e thi s pi cture. 18. microclimateQu ic kTime a nd aTIFF (Unco mpres sed ) de co mpress or are n eed ed to se e th is p i cture. 19. SoilsQu ic kTime and aTIFF (Unco mpres sed ) d eco mpres so r are n eed ed to se e th i s pi cture. 20. Zones of Use, Aesthetics Q ic kTime a nd au TIFF (Unco mpres sed ) de co mpres sorare n eed ed to se e th is p i cture. 21. A&amp;A summary Q ic kTime a nd au TIFF (Unco mpres sed ) de co mpres sorare n eed ed to se e th is p i cture. 22. Recap Patterns to details Patterns inherent in the goals Patterns inherent in the site Next, we begin weaving them together The goals guide the A&amp;A Analyze: break the site up into its components Assess: assign value, interpret 23. Undirected observationSector and Flow AnalysesThematic observation guided by thescale of permanenceDistinguish observations frominterpretations 24. A&amp;A Summarycombination of the most important or influentialobservations and interpretations from all aspectsof the s.o.p.summarizes the current reality on the site and itsimplications for design in relation to the goalslays foundation for decisions in design phaseThe more thorough the A&amp;A, the smootherthe design phaseThe A&amp;A discovers the design </p>