Built-form Design

Built-form Design

Olsson & Associates Architects have particular expertise in preparing urban design studies and documents to inform development. OAA has had 23 years of engagement with New South Wales statutory planning policy through architectural and urban projects that have been carried from design to construction stages and have been recognised for their design excellence. OAA continues its commitment to this design expertise in preparing urban design studies and documents that carry analysis from the city through to site scale.

OAA prepares urban design precinct and site studies, as well as town centre masterplans, DCPs and LEPs. Town centre planning controls have been prepared for Central Sydney, Parramatta, Adelaide and Canberra. LEP and DCPs prepared for town centres include Hurstville, Kogarah, Gordon, Gladesville and St Ives. OAA has prepared numerous urban design studies for precincts and sites around New South Wales.

OAA’s approach to form-based planning typically involves larger scale urban mapping and analysis, the development of urban design principles, building form modelling, visual and feasibility-based options testing, design resolutions and a synthesis of recommendations for appropriate development.