PLANNING

The ultimate success of any project rests upon the planning that occurs before the first sketch is drawn. We are committed to helping clients quantify their needs and strategic objectives; assess their inventory, technical resources and space options; and examine financial and programmatic elements.

"If you don't know where you're going, you could

end up somewhere else."

Yogi Berra

SLAM is a pioneer in "Outcomes-Based Planning & Programming" - an innovative process which estimates the value of highly complex outcomes (e.g. attracting/retaining qualified staff; increasing funding; enhancing national reputation) during the early phases of a project, when the budget must be developed.

Using life-cycle value analysis to quantify project outcomes in pre-design enables our clients to achieve a balanced understanding of multilevel needs; make informed decisions on resource allocation; and prevents an overly narrow focus on construction costs.