The Process

In a professional environment where architects, developers and retailers are already struggling to accommodate the evolving boundaries of virtual and brick-and-mortar retail, creating spaces and places that deliver something special in terms of an experience is more important than ever.

Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

A collaborative and interactive exchange of ideas - a true Charrette - that includes all stakeholders in a project in an extended brainstorming session that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.  It is the literal and figurative rolling up sleeves: a place where the energy and artistry of the sketchpad and the foam-core model still hold real and tangible value in the creative process.

Collaboration & Innovation

Collaboration & Innovation

The immediacy and intensity of the charrette process is an appealing feature; not just to the brain trust at Design 3 International, but to the firm's clients.  Real-time design discussion and debate helps distill what can be a months-long process of back-and-forth inefficiency down to a day or two of action-packed, hands-on design.  

Hands on Design

Hands on Design

Perhaps uniquely among the premier architectural design firms today, Design 3 International still makes extensive use of hand-built models throughout the design process.  The practical utility of model-building, together with the flexibility and freedom of the charrette process, means that the creative genesis of every Design 3 project is derived from a tried-and-true process that rewards inspiration and innovation.