Lynwood Center.jpg
C-01.png

Context Analysis

C1

Analyze natural systems

Natural systems include water and hydrology; vegetation, forests and soils; solar access and wind conditions. The natural systems analysis is the basis of designing a project that minimizes impacts and maximizes sustainable solutions for each project.

WATER

stormwater, streams, wetlands, aquifers, and shorelines


SOIL

stormwater infiltration, geological hazards, and soil stability


VEGETATION

major trees, forested areas, and plant communities


SOLAR ACCESS

sun and shadow conditions on and near site


WIND

prevailing wind direction


RESILIENCY

current and future flood risk and tidal inundation, heat vulnerability and heat wave risk