Work on the evolving community has started in 2009 and is - by its very nature - a forever ongoing process. This is true for the underlying theoretical framework as well as its practical application.
The original project proposes an alternative design method to standard suburban development in North-America, but the design method as a whole is in fact applicable anywhere in the world.
The key to the method is an incremental evolution of any urban development, where the process is guided by a framework of design patterns. This in opposition to the contemporary (and rather arrogant) belief that something can be planned to perfection.
The evolving community is located in the Tetrault Ranchlands in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Development of a complete community is a very long-term organization, but in the meanwhile several smaller-scale projects have been realized following the same process, which can be found elsewhere on this site.
2009 - 2013
Foothills M.D., Alberta, CA
Aguila Exploration Nigel Brasok Lawrence Verlaan
Partner in charge
Sanne Plomp Jeroen Canton Clarke Snell Timothy Callahan Lori Ryker Cheryl Mihalko Arkin/Tilt Architects Mountain Architects Inc. Town of Okotoks Lark Crafts Sterling Publishing
Capt'n Crow Landscaping Ltd.